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"Ubuntu" by Darryl Yokley

From the album

Pictures at an African Exhibition
Darryl Yokley
Truth Revolution Records


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Fiona's Comments

Something virtuosic, light and hopeful to keep people together, not as reductive as Descartes...or the internet.

About the Album

Ubuntu is the third track off of Pictures at an African Exhibition, the second album by Darryl Yokley's Sound Reformation. Inspired by the orchestral masterpiece "Pictures at an Exhibition," by Modest Mussourgsky, Yokley has created a jazz symphony that combines music and visual art into a grand display of artistry. Ubuntu is an African philosophy that embraces the idea of brotherhood. Simply put it says, "I am who I am because of who we are."

Track Listing

1. First Sunrise 2. Migration 3. Ubuntu 4. Stories from the village elder 5. Ominous Night Fall 6.Hunting Natives 7. The Birth of Swing 8. Echoes of Ancient Sahara 9. Genocide March 10. Mines of Diamonds, Crimson, and Gold 11. Cry, the beloved country 12. Blessings from the Bennu 13. New Sunrise


Darryl Yokley- Tenor saxophone (Except tracks 4 and 12-alto saxophone) Zaccai Curtis- Piano Luques Curtis- Bass Nasheet Waits- Drums Wayne Smith Jr.- Drums Wind Ensemble Kevin Willois and Ellen Fisher Deerburg- Flute, Marie Trudeau- Oboe/English Horn, Kenneth Ellison and Dena Orkin- Clarinet, Zachary Feingold- bassoon, Gregory Riley- Bass Clarinet, Jonathan Powell and Josh Lawrence- trumpet, Marshall Sealy- French Horn, David Gibson- Trombone, Brent White- Bass Trombone.

Date featured

September 3, 2018

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Truth Revolution Records