Grey Yasinitsky receives a warming review from Jersey Jazz in the December issue.

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by Joseph Lang

Leader/saxophonist/composer/arranger GREG YASINITSKY has all of these talents on display on YAZZband (YAZZ Recordings – 2018).  With a floating cast of players, and the use of overdubbing, Yasinitsky has created a nine-track collection that swings, excites, and illustrates contemporary big band sounds that avoid the kind of writing excesses and overly long solo interludes that plague many other big band releases.  Yasinitsky has a knack for creating tunes that catch your ears, and sets them in imaginative charts that leave ample room for his players to take interesting but cogent soli.  Yasinitsky, who is a professor in the School of Music at Washington State University, has recruited a stellar roster of players to execute his arrangements.  YAZZband is a joy from start to finish.  (

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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