2006 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Yellowjackets. It has been a quarter of a century of continuous evolution, both musically and in terms of changes in band personnel.
From their R&B beginnings with guitarist Robben Ford in '81 right through to the sophisticated and utterly distinctive brand of jazz that they play today, the Yellowjackets have moved with the times, absorbing different aspects of world music and adding new rhythms and influences to the pot.
Keyboardist Russell Ferrante took time out to tell AAJ about the band's highs and lows, his enduring thirty-year musical relationship with bassist Jimmy Haslip and the band's plans for the next twenty five years.
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