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Yellowjackets

In 1977, Robben Ford assembled a group of veteran session musicians to record his album The Inside Story. The trio of musicians, which included keyboardist Russell Ferrante, bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Ricky Lawson, soon discovered a certain “chemistry” and musical affinity that led to their formation of Yellowjackets. The Inside Story being mainly instrumental, Robben Ford's record label wanted him to record another album that was more pop and vocal oriented. The group, known as the Robben Ford Group, preferred to pursue the instrumental route, and a “band within a band” was formed. This same group with Robben Ford on guitar recorded digital demos that were eventually accepted by Warner Brothers, and Yellowjackets was born. While Robben's contributions would diminish over the years to being a guest artist, the group known as Yellowjackets would flourish.

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A Rise In The Road
A Rise In The Road
Mack Avenue Records
2013
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Timeline
Timeline
Mack Avenue Records
2011
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Lifecycle
Lifecycle
Heads Up International
2008
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Twenty Five
Twenty Five
Heads Up International
2006
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Altered State
Altered State
Heads Up International
2005
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Yellowjackets
Yellowjackets
Warner Bros.
2004
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