Five-Star Albums

Julian Priester Pepo Mtoto – Love, Love ★★★★★

  • Five-star Reviews

Julian Priester Pepo Mtoto (tb), Patrick Gleeson, Bayete, Umbra Zindiko (ky), Hadley Caliman (ts, f, bcl), Ndugu Leon Chancler, Kamau Eric Gravatt (d), Mguanda David Johnson (f, ss), Nyimbo Henry Franklin (b), Ron McClure (elb) and Bill Connors (g). Rec. 1974 (ECM)

Duke Ellington – At the Cotton Club ★★★★★

  • Five-star Reviews

Storyville Duke Ellington (p), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (t), Rex Stewart (cnt), Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb), Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick, Harry Carney (reeds), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d) and Ivie Anderson (v.

Gregory Porter – Be Good ★★★★★

  • Five-star Reviews

Motéma Gregory Porter (v), Chip Crawford (p), Aaron James (b), Emmanuel Harold (d), Yosuke Sato (as), Tivon Pennicott (ts), Keyon Harrold (t), and Kamau Kenyatta (ss).

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