1998 Yellowjackets – Club Nocturne

Club Nocturne (1998) is the 13th studio album (14th overall) from the jazz group Yellowjackets, and their sixth and final release for the Warner Bros. label. The album was nominated for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album” Grammy Award.

The album, originally conceived as an all vocal jazz album, contains four tracks with vocals (five tracks for Japan release), featuring vocalists Kurt Elling, Brenda Russell, and Jonathan Butler. It is also the final album recorded during drummer Will Kennedy’s original tenure.

The track “Spirit of the West” remains a staple in the Yellowjackets’ live set.


1  Spirit Of The West (Russell Ferrante) 05:07
2  Stick To It Ive Ness (Russell Ferrante) 05:33
3  Up From New Orleans (Bob Mintzer) 05:35
4  The Evening News (Russell Ferrante; William Kennedy; Bob Mintzer) 04:13
5  Even The Pain (Richard Page) 05:26
6  Love And Paris Rain (Russell Ferrante; William Kennedy; Brenda Russell) 05:05
7  The Village Church (Russell Ferrante) 04:50
8  Twilight For Nancy (Russell Ferrante; Jimmy Haslip) 05:24
9  Automat (Russell Ferrante) 06:59
10  All Is Quiet (Bob Mintzer; Kurt Elling) 05:44


BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsWilliam Kennedy
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SaxBob Mintzer

Other Musicians

5 Even The Pain

PercussionMunyungo Jackson
Background VocalsRichard Page
VocalsJonathan Butler

6 Love And Paris Rain

GuitarJames Harrah
VocalsBrenda Russell

10 All Is Quiet

VocalsKurt Elling

Liner Notes

Producer – Yellowjackets
Coordinator – Sally G Poppe
Engineer (Assistant) – Curt Kroeger, David Nottingham, Doug Boehm, Jason Mauza, Jeff Robinette, Steve Harrison, Troy Gonzalez
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Rich Breen
Recorded By – Rich Breen

Art Direction, Design – Denton Design Associates, Hillary Sunenshine, Margi Denton
Photography By – Marina Chavez

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Mixed At The Village
Mixed At Sony Music Studios, Los Angeles
Recorded At Sunset Sound
Recorded At One On One Studios
Recorded At Royaltone Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) Warner Bros. Records Inc
Copyright (c) WEA International Inc