Under The Lake

Thirty years and counting

"Effervescent, vivacious and all-together engaging" is how smoothjazz.com describes Under The Lake's music, an original sound that Don Dilorio of the North Jersey Herald and News says "doesn't sit easy in any category, thanks to its heavy doses of funkified bass and occasional soul references, while their newest release elicited "...a hugely appealing Steely Dan kind of a thing going on..." from Smooth Jazz Therapy.

Under The Lake have received immense critical praise in local, regional, national, and international publications including JazzTimes, Jazziz, France's Jazz Hot, Canada's Exclaim, Germany's Cascade, as well as The New York Daily News, UTNE Reader, and The Music Paper. UTL's credits include a four star rating for their 1996 release "Up For Air" from the All Music Guide, a Top 50 charting release "People Together" (2007) and their album Your Horizon Too ranked #43 on Smoothjazz.com's Top 100 Smooth Jazz albums for 2020.

Under The Lake (2021)

Old Friends, New Grooves

Featuring (left to right):

Quintin Gerard W - saxophones and flutes

Jayson Tipp - keyboards

Richard Sellers - drums

Nathan Brown - bass

Patrick Yandall - guitars

Old Friends, New Grooves

Under The Lake

"Under The Lake is everything I love about contemporary jazz... Accessible melodies with a driving rhythm section, buoyant sax solos, commanding keys and gripping guitar. Old Friends, New Grooves offers up the wind in your hair, lane-changing exhilaration I've come to count on from this band!" Sandy Shore - Founder/SmoothJazz.com Global
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Your Horizon Too ranked #43 on Smoothjazz.com's Top 100 Smooth Jazz Album Chart

With 4 popular singles receiving airplay around the globe, the album contains a collection of 10 original tunes along with covers of The SylisticsPeople Make The World Go Round and Steely Dan's Josie. All 12 tracks feature Patrick Yandall on guitar and Quintin Gerard W. on saxes and flutes. 

Find out why Smoothjazz.com lauded Under The Lake as "truly the freewheeling, adventurous West Coast equivalent to Spyro Gyra – infuse their high-octane latest album YOUR HORIZON TOO with a multitude of stylistic excursions built on its grooving Smooth Jazz foundation."

Under The Lake has been called "...effervescent, vivacious, and all-together engaging" by smoothjazz.com, considered "...possibly the next best thing since Spyro Gyra..." by Joe Montague (JazzPolice.com), and called "the most comfortable way to be engrossed in music" by Susan Frances (jazzreview.com). Under The Lake 25 years of credits include five internationally-distributed albums.​ 

"Marrying jazz and funk in that dancing, jubilant manner often associated with the hard-driving, bottom-heavy persona of that musical hybrid, this album guides you through a solidly-structured house of groove with a balanced approach of melody, musicianship, and catchy hooks." (The Smooth Jazz Ride)