Like a River

Like a River (1993) is the ninth studio album (10th overall) from the jazz group Yellowjackets, and their fifth studio album (sixth overall) for GRP Records. The album was nominated for "Best Contemporary Jazz Recording" Grammy Award.The album reached a peak position of number three on Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.[2]

Like a River
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 19, 1993
RecordedApril 1992
Yellowjackets chronology
Live Wires
Like a River
Run for Your Life
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

The tracks "My Old School" and "Dewey (for Miles)" are frequently included in Yellowjackets' set lists, the former being included in their live album "Twenty Five."

The album is dedicated to the memory of Jeff Porcaro, who had died in 1992.


Track listing

1."Man Facing North"Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, William Kennedy, Bob Mintzer6:28
2."My Old School"Ferrante, Haslip7:13
3."River Waltz"Ferrante, Haslip, Kennedy6:00
4."Dewey" (for Miles)Ferrante, Haslip5:40
6."Azure Moon"Ferrante, Haslip6:02
7."Sueños"Bill Gable, Ferrante, Haslip6:35
8."1998"Ferrante, Haslip, Kennedy6:58
9."Sandstone"Ferrante, Haslip, Kennedy5:29


  • Russell Ferrante – acoustic piano, synthesizers
  • Jimmy Haslip – 6-string bass, Tobias semi-hollow body electric bass, vocals
  • Will Kennedy – drums
  • Bob Mintzer – soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, EWI
Guest Musicians
  • Steve Croes – Synclavier
  • Naná Vasconcelos – percussion, vocals
  • Judd Miller – EWI programming
  • Tim Hagens – trumpet
  • Bill Gable – vocals


  • Yellowjackets – producers
  • Mick Guzauski – recording engineer, mixing
  • Bill Jackson – overdub engineer
  • Michael Verdick – additional mixing
  • Chad Blinman – assistant overdub engineer, mix assistant
  • Gil Morales – assistant engineer
  • Kevin Gray – mastering
  • Michael Pollard – GRP production coordinator
  • Sally G. Poppe – production coordinator
  • Joseph Doughney – post-production
  • Michael Landy – post-production
  • Adam Zelinka – post-production
  • Andy Baltimore – GRP creative director
  • Margi Denton (Denton Design Associates) – design
  • Elizabeth Burrill (Denton Design Associates) – design
  • Richard Laird – photography
  • Gary Borman – artist management
  • Recorded at Conway Recording Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Overdubs recorded at The Complex (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Mixed at The Complex (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Mastered at Location Recording Service (Burbank, CA).
  • Post-Production at The Review Room (New York, NY).


Chart (1993) Peak
Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums[2] 3


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Yellowjackets: Like a River > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Yellowjackets: Charts & Awards" . Allmusic. Retrieved August 1, 2011.


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