Yellowjackets - Altered State (2005)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Heads Up, HUCD 3097 | rel: 2005 | 420Mb
The most adventurous quartet in contemporary jazz has met its visual match in Peter Max, the legendary pop artist who, as it turns out, is a huge fan of the band. Russell Ferrante and company could probably feel at home naming any of their innovative, loose-spirited albums after one of Max's paintings, but Altered State definitely fits the vibe here – which is all odd meters, emotionally provocative melodic lines, and unexpected harmonies. Max, in turn, took a few preliminary tracks and was inspired to create the cool, splotchy cover art.