Like a River

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Like a River
Studio album by Yellowjackets
Released January 19, 1993
Recorded April 1992
Genre Jazz
Length 61:48
Label GRP
Producer Yellowjackets
Yellowjackets chronology
Live Wires
(1992)
Like a River
(1993)
Run for Your Life
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Like a River (1993) is the ninth studio album (10th overall) from the jazz group Yellowjackets, and their second studio release (third overall) for GRP Records. The album was nominated for "Best Contemporary Jazz Recording" Grammy Award.The album reached a peak position of number three on Billboard '​s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.[2]

The tracks "My Old School" and "Dewey (for Miles)" are frequently included in Yellowjackets' set lists, the former being included in their live album "Twenty Five."

The album is dedicated to the memory of Jeff Porcaro, who had died in 1992.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Man Facing North"   Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, William Kennedy, Bob Mintzer 6:28
2. "My Old School"   Ferrante, Haslip 7:13
3. "River Waltz"   Ferrante, Haslip, Kennedy 6:00
4. "Dewey" (for Miles) Ferrante, Haslip 5:40
5. "Memoirs"   Mintzer 6:19
6. "Azure Moon"   Ferrante, Haslip 6:02
7. "Sueños"   Bill Gable, Ferrante, Haslip 6:35
8. "1998"   Ferrante, Haslip, Kennedy 6:58
9. "Sandstone"   Ferrante, Haslip, Kennedy 5:29
10. "Solitude"   Ferrante 5:04

Personnel[edit]

Yellowjackets:

  • Russell Ferrante - acoustic piano, synthesizers
  • Jimmy Haslip - six string bass, Tobias semi hollow body, vocals
  • William Kennedy - drums
  • Bob Mintzer - soprano & tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, EWI


Guest Musicians:

  • Naná Vasconcelos - percussion and vocals
  • Tim Hagens - trumpet
  • Steve Croes - Synclavier
  • Bill Gable - vocals
  • Judd Miller - EWI programming

Production[edit]

  • Yellowjackets, producers
  • Mick Guzauski - recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Bill Jackson - overdub engineer
  • Michael Verdick - mixing engineer
  • Kevin Gray - mastering engineer
  • Gil Morales - assistant engineer
  • Chad Blinman - assistant engineer
  • Sally G. Poppe - production coordinator
  • Michael Landy - post-production
  • Joseph Doughney - post-production
  • Adam Zelinka - post-production
  • Andy Baltimore - GRP creative director
  • Michael Pollard - GRP production coordinator
  • Margi Denton (Denton Design Associates) - design
  • Elizabeth Burrill (Denton Design Associates) - design
  • Richard Laird - photography
  • Gary Borman - artist management


  • Recorded at: Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Overdubs recorded at: The Complex, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Mixed at: The Complex, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Mastered at: LRS Mastering, Burbank, CA, USA
  • Post-Production at: The Review Room, New York, NY, USA

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums[2] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Yellowjackets: Like a River > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Yellowjackets: Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved August 1, 2011.