Shades (Yellowjackets album)

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Shades
Studio album by Yellowjackets
Released 1986
Genre Jazz
Label GRP
Producer Yellowjackets
Yellowjackets chronology
Samurai Samba
(1985)Samurai Samba1985
Shades
(1986)
Four Corners
(1987)Four Corners1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Shades (1986) is the fourth studio album from the jazz group Yellowjackets. The album's first track, "And You Know That" won the "Best R&B Instrumental" Grammy Award.[2] The album debuted on the Billboard Top Jazz Album chart on July 5, 1986 and would spend 32 weeks on the chart, eventually peaking at #4. It was the last to feature drummer Ricky Lawson.

The album features the original recording of the Yellowjackets' live staple "Revelation" (featuring vocal group Perri) as well as the Donald Fagen-penned title track.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "And You Know That" Ricky Lawson, Russell Ferrante 5:35
2. "New Shoes" Marc Russo, Ferrante 5:18
3. "One Family" Ferrante 5:38
4. "Revelation" Ferrante, Lorraine Perry 5:13
5. "Oasis" Ferrante 5:27
6. "Regular Folks" Ferrante 5:03
7. "Black Tie" Ferrante 5:46
8. "Sonja's Sanfona" Jimmy Haslip, Bill Gable 6:27
9. "Shades" Donald Fagen 5:15
10. "Wildcats & Cougars" Haslip, Ferrante, Robben Ford 5:34

Tracks 9,10 are CD release only

Personnel[edit]

Yellowjackets:


Guest Musicians:

Production[edit]

  • Yellowjackets - producers
  • Erik Zobler - engineer (basic tracks), mixing engineer
  • Gary Wagner - engineer, overdubs
  • Brian Gardner - mastering engineer
  • Michael Ross - assistant engineer
  • Gerry Brown - assistant engineer
  • Duncan Aldridge - assistant engineer
  • Larry Mah - assistant engineer
  • Jeff Lancaster (L-Shape Ltd.) - art direction
  • Dennis Keeley - photography
  • Gerry Puhara - styling
  • Gary Borman (Kragen & Co.) - management
  • Recorded at: Bill Schnee Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Mixed at: Soundcastle, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mama Jo's, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Mastered at: Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Awards[edit]

1986 - 29th Annual GRAMMY Awards[2]

Title Category
"And You Know That" Best R&B Instrumental Performance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connolly, Dave. Yellowjackets: Shades > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Past Winners Search". GRAMMY.com. Retrieved December 1, 2011.