By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene
You’ve heard of quartets, quintets, septets and others but this may be the first time you’ve encountered a yestet. This is Chicago’s own acclaimed ensemble, the Chicago Yestet, releasing its third album, Not There Yet. Under the direction of Joel Adams, the 13-piece band presents an engaging, diverse release which addresses the persistent problem of race relations in this country and is a plea for justice and unity. Composer, bandleader, and trombonist, Adams wrote the wide array of compositions over the past 5 years. Read the full review here.