The new Yellowjackets CD “A Rise In The Road” just came out. As usual, a beautiful CD from the fellas. We recorded this at Bill Schnee’s studio in Studio City. A wonderful room, Bill designed and built this room completely around his preferences; all the gear is highly modified, and he has an amazing console built from scratch with his own Jensen topology mic pres, modified B&B equalizers, and a minimal signal path. The room is LARGE and sounds wonderful, a great piano, and a terrific mic selection.
This CD is the first without Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Felix Pastorius is the lucky guy to try and fill his shoes – Bob played for years with Jaco (Felix’s dad), and knew Felix, so there was a nice connection, and it was great hearing and meeting Felix. On a couple of the ballads I even got to record his daddy’s bass!
More info on Mack Avenue’s web site here.