The Spin

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The Spin
Studio album by Yellowjackets
Released 1989
Genre Jazz
Length 52:30
Label GRP
Producer Yellowjackets
Yellowjackets chronology
The Spin
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

The Spin (1989) is the seventh studio album from the jazz group Yellowjackets. The album was nominated for "Best Jazz Fusion Performance" Grammy Award.

The album, recorded in Oslo, Norway, demonstrates a more acoustic sound than the band's previous efforts, relying less on the use of synthesizers. It is also the last album with saxophonist Marc Russo as a band member.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Geraldine" (Russell Ferrante) - 6:00
  2. "The Spin" (Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Marc Russo, Will Kennedy) - 4:22
  3. "Storytellers" (Ferrante) - 6:10
  4. "Prayer for El Salvador" (Ferrante) - 5:29
  5. "Whistle While You Walk" (Ferrante) - 4:47
  6. '"Enigma" (Ferrante, Haslip) - 4:23
  7. "Dark Horses" (Barry Coates, Ferrante, Haslip) - 4:33
  8. "Blues for Nikki" (Russo) - 3:56
  9. "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing/Hallucinations" (Billy Strayhorn/Bud Powell) - 8:01

Track 9 available on CD release only



Guest Musicians:


  • Yellowjackets - producers
  • Jan Erik Kongshaug - recording engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen - mastering engineer
  • Gary Borman - artist management
  • Jeff Lancaster, Dick Bouchard (L-Shape Ltd.) - design direction
  • Robin Ghelerter - illustration
  • Jim Bengston - photography

  • Recorded at: Rainbow Studios, Oslo, Norway
  • Mastered at: Precision Lacquer, Los Angeles, CA, USA


  1. ^ Connolly, Dave. Yellowjackets: The Spin > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 1, 2011.