Gator Tail

Greg Yasinitsky

This is music for listeners who crave jazz drenched with blues and funk.

Gator Tail is a band inspired by Willis “Gator Tail” Jackson, an amazing saxophonist and one of the masters of the great tenor/organ jazz quartet tradition. The music on this disc celebrates hard bop and soul jazz,updated with a contemporary flair. Gator Tail features tenor saxophonist Greg Yasinitsky—whose style is a combination of modern playing with heavy blues content—along with Hammond organist Brian Ward, guitarist Brad Ard and drummer David Jarvis. The tunes on this set were composed especially for Gator Tail by Ard, Ward and Yasinitsky. This collection is ideal for listeners who crave jazz with a strong dose of blues and funk. Yasinitsky, Ward, Ard and Jarvis are faculty members in the School of Music at Washington State University. Yasinitsky is a JodyJazz artist and a Yamaha performing artist.

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