13 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Yellowjackets fans know that the LA fusion band’s music is always more intricate than its smooth sound suggests. That quiet sophistication makes Brazilian jazz marvel Luciana Souza an ideal choice for the first vocalist to join the Yellowjackets in its nearly four decades of existence. Souza’s Portuguese lyrics and vocals sound like they’ve always belonged here—from her sinewy counterpoint to Bob Mintzer’s sax on “Man Facing North” to her sensitive balladry on “Quiet.” Raising Our Voice is also a protest album, challenging the broader political climate as well as the Yellowjackets’ own status quo.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Yellowjackets fans know that the LA fusion band’s music is always more intricate than its smooth sound suggests. That quiet sophistication makes Brazilian jazz marvel Luciana Souza an ideal choice for the first vocalist to join the Yellowjackets in its nearly four decades of existence. Souza’s Portuguese lyrics and vocals sound like they’ve always belonged here—from her sinewy counterpoint to Bob Mintzer’s sax on “Man Facing North” to her sensitive balladry on “Quiet.” Raising Our Voice is also a protest album, challenging the broader political climate as well as the Yellowjackets’ own status quo.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
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The Inside Story

I first saw the Yellowjackets (the pre-band) at the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach, playing with Mr. Robben Ford in the late 70s. Through all of the iterations and personnel changes, this is an enduring, talented band of musicians excelling in all things jazz. Thank you for the music for the past (eek) 40 years. Raising Our Voices is another example of how truly gifted you are.

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Yet again!

I’ve been a fan of the Yellowjackets pretty much since day one. A co-worker that new I liked jazz gave me their first album (Yellowjackets-1981) as a birthday present way back in 1981. I’ve been hooked every since. Since then I’ve bought pretty much every album they’ve ever done, and I’ve also been lucky enough to have actually been able to see them in concert. They are unbelievable, both in person, and with their recordings. While the sound may be familiar, IMHO, every album they’ve ever done is a little different and unique. That’s one of the things that sets them seems to set them apart from other groups. Buy and enjoy! :-)

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