Chicago Yestet | Just Say Yes

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Just Say Yes

by Chicago Yestet

What if Van Halen had a baby with Maria Schneider? Pepper that baby with some spoken word and it's the Chicago Yestet.
Genre: Jazz: Experimental Big Band
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  Song Share Time Download
1. In the Here and the Now
7:26 $0.99
2. Uncommon Ground
7:19 $0.99
3. What Was Ours
7:09 $0.99
4. The 7th Dwarf
5:36 $0.99
5. Glass Half Empty
4:41 $0.99
6. The Long and Winding Road
8:22 $0.99
7. Thursday Night Blues
7:13 $0.99
8. What the World Needs Now Is Disco
12:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
"This is an impressive CD."
- Chicago Jazz Magazine

The Chicago Yestet's line-up reads like a who's-who of Chicago's A-team, assembled by composer / arranger / trombonist Joel Adams. The music on "Just Say Yes," a follow-up to the band's debut record, "Jazz is Politics?" bends genres in the same exciting ways as before - while pushing the music forward in ways only Adams is capable of navigating. The spoken word featured throughout further serves to compel the listener... and helps one dive deeper into the meaning within each track. Top-flight soloists are featured throughout the album, as every musician gets their chance in the spotlight.

With "Just Say Yes," Adams proves his chops are not only in rare form - but also establishes his place as a weaver of musical personalities... seamlessly integrating the characteristics of each musician in a way as to prove that the sum is greater than the parts. The record moves from the first notes of "In the Here and Now" digging into the infectious swing grooves of "The 7th Dwarf," the rolling beauty of "Glass Half Empty" and the hard-hitting ending to the Bacharach-fulled arrangement of "What the World Needs Now is Disco."

"Having an all-star team of musicians from the Chicago jazz scene would do the band no good were it not for Adams' tastefully intriguing compositions and arrangements."
-All About Jazz



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