Club Nocturne

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Club Nocturne
Studio album by Yellowjackets
Released September 22, 1998
Genre Jazz
Length 53:48
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Yellowjackets
Yellowjackets chronology
Priceless Jazz
(1998)
Club Nocturne'
(1998)
Best of Yellowjackets
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Club Nocturne (1998) is the 13th studio album (14th overall) from the jazz group Yellowjackets, and their sixth and final release for the Warner Bros. label. The album was nominated for "Best Contemporary Jazz Album" Grammy Award.

The album, originally conceived as an all vocal jazz album, contains four tracks with vocals (five tracks for Japan release), featuring vocalists Kurt Elling, Brenda Russell, and Jonathan Butler. It is also the final album recorded during drummer William Kennedy's original tenure.

The track "Spirit of the West" remains a staple in the Yellowjackets' live set.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Spirit of the West"   Russell Ferrante 5:07
2. "Stick_to_it_ive_ness"   Ferrante 5:32
3. "Up from New Orleans"   Bob Mintzer 5:34
4. "The Evening News"   Ferrante, William Kennedy, Mintzer 4:16
5. "Even the Pain"   Richard Page 5:24
6. "Love and Paris Rain"   Ferrante, Kennedy, Brenda Russell 5:06
7. "The Village Church"   Ferrante 4:50
8. "Twilight for Nancy"   Ferrante, Haslip 5:25
9. "Automat"   Ferrante, Haslip 6:58
10. "All Is Quiet"   Mintzer, Kurt Elling 5:45
Bonus Track for Japanese Release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Living Inside Myself"   Gino Vannelli  

Personnel[edit]

Yellowjackets:


Guest Musicians:


Production[edit]

  • Yellowjackets - producers
  • Rich Breen - recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Doug Sax - mastering engineer
  • Troy Gonzalez - assistant engineer
  • Steve Harrison - assistant engineer
  • Jason Mauza - assistant engineer
  • David Nottingham - assistant engineer
  • Doug Boehm - assistant engineer
  • Curt Kroeger - assistant engineer
  • Jeff Robinette - assistant engineer
  • Margi Denton (Denton Design Associates) - art direction and design
  • Hillary Sunenshine (Denton Design Associates) - art direction and design
  • Marina Chavez - photography
  • Sally G. Poppe - production coordinator
  • Gary Borman - artist management


  • Recorded at: One on One Studios, North Hollywood, CA, USA; Royaltone Studios, Burbank, CA, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA
  • Mixed at: The Village, West Los Angeles, CA, USA; Sony Studios, Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • Mastered at: The Mastering Lab, CA, USA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newsom, Jim. Yellowjackets: Club Nocturne > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 1, 2011.