1985 Yellowjackets – Samurai Samba

Samurai Samba is the third album of the American jazz group Yellowjackets, released in 1985. The album reached a peak position of number 179 on the Billboard 200 and number 10 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart.


1  Homecoming (Russell Ferrante) 5:12
2  Deat Beat (Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Ricky Lawson, Marc Russo) 5:25
3  Daddy’s Gonna Miss You (Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Ricky Lawson, Marc Russo) 4:35
4  Sylvania (Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Ricky Lawson) 4:14
5  Silverlake (Russell Ferrante) 5:46
6  Lonely Weekend (Russell Ferrante, Ricky Lawson, Bobby Caldwell, Joe Curiale) 4:22
7  Los Mambos (Russell Ferrante, Marc Russo, Paulinho Da Costa) 4:26
8  Samurai Samba (Russell Ferrante) 5:20


The Band

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsRicky Lawson
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SaxMarc Russo

Other Musicians

GuitarMike Landau
GuitarCarlos Rios
ProgrammingRory Kaplan
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsBobby Caldwell
VocalsMarilyn Scott
VocalsPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsCarl Caldwell

Liner Notes

Producer – Tommy LiPuma, The Yellowjackets
Production Coordinator – Celeste
Engineer – Erik Zobler
Engineer (2nd) – Toni Greene, Gary Wagner, John Ingolsdy, Casy McMackin, Steve Shelton, Peggy McCreary, Terry Christian
Mixed By – Erik Zobler

Art Direction – Simon Levy
Cover Artwork – Lou Beach
Photography – Jeff Katz

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Recorded At – Larrabee Sound Studios