With A Little Help From Our Friends


1. Yes It Is 7'32
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
2. Piggies 7'51
(George Harrison)
3. Imagine 9'55
(John Lennon)
4. Strawberry Fields Forever 4'59
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
5. I Will 8'08
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
6. Working Class Hero 11'03
(John Lennon)
7. A Hard Day's NIght 5'55
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
8. Across The Universe 4'35
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
9. Lovely Rita 5'16
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
10. And I Love Her 5'50
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
11. The End 4'04
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
12. Chains 4'48
(Gerry Goffin / Carole King)

Total Time: 79:56

  • Brian Melvin - Drums
  • Dave Kikoski - Piano
  • Larry Grenadier - Bass

    friends helping include:

  • John Scofield - Guitar
  • Mike Stern - Guitar
  • Michael Brecker - Sax
  • Randy Brecker - Trumpet
  • Boris Kozlov - Bass

    Engineered by Peter Karl And Jon Rosenberg at SYSTEM TWO STUDIOS, Brooklyn, New York
    Engineer: Jon Rosenberg
    Mixed at
    MANGO STUDIOS, Porvoo, Finland
    Mixed by Marko Kataja And Brian Melvin
    Mastered at
    BAXTER's RANCH by Matt Baxter

    Recorded at PETER KARL's STUDIO, Brooklyn, New York


      Evolution is one of the forms of movement in nature and society along with an incessant gradual quantative change. In the evolution of BEATLEJAZZ this movement is very present. The history of this project is quite amazing. The players have all interacted with each other in some format or another over the years.
      Larry's first gig in New York was with myself and David about 15 years ago in a small cafe in the village, and before that many gigs in San Francisco in the 80's. David's first session as a sideman was with Randy Brecker and has also played with Scofield and The BRECKER BROTHERS. I played with Stern for 3 years at the dump in New York from '89 through '91. Larry also recorded on Stern's standards albums, and has played and toured with Scofield, Stern and Randy. I mean it's bizarre at best. Stern and Sco played with Miles and in many other formats, and Mike and Randy, and Sco and Stern and myself were all with Jaco at some point as well. And now Boris has been with Dave for his last few CDs and tours. so. This really is about friends musically and behind the scenes. in a big way Jaco's spirit still hovers around all of us. He was a huge BEATLES fan and gave us all a ton of inspiration, thanks JP. We all hope you enjoy the trip.

      Very Special Thanks To:

      Hisao Ebine and everyone at VIDEOCARTS MUSIC; Peter Karl. Jon Rosenburg, Marko Kata)a, Matt Baxter & all the staff & friends at all the studios for the magic.

      Special Thanks To:

      The BEATLES, George Martin, Mark and Rosena Melvin for all of their support and love; the rest of the Melvin Mob: Ricky at ZEBRA RECORDS and to all the players for making the music; Marko and Thomas and Mango for the time to mix; Roy Haynes,Edward Kikoski and family, Tamami Forthe great food, juices and the vibe; Bo Sapper and Howard Morris; Susan Scofield, Cafe Trieste, Ned Boynton, Papa Fuki, Zak1r and Toni; Ausch1m. Arshed and Adytia (the tabla mafia), PAISTE Cymbals, REMO Drums, VIC FIRTH Drumsticks; Doug HAVERTY / ART & SOUL DESIGN for the beautiful packages, peace & drums

      - Brian Melvin