The new critically acclaimed album was just recently named one of the top jazz albums on Band Camp for the month of April as well as being named album of the week by Jazz Quarterly Magazine. See what else is being said about the album!!
"...the music has a hustling, declaratory spirit and a broadly Pan-African take on acoustic jazz, with touchstones spanning from Antilles to the Eastern Cape of South Africa."
-Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times
"New York saxophonist Darryl Yokley launches his vision beautifully with 'First Sunrise,' the jubilant opening to Pictures at an African Exhibition, a stirring album designed to celebrate African music and art. The album blends travelogue and social commentary in tunes of varying lengths and textures. Drama is common to these compositions, and while the overall message is upbeat, there is turbulence, too."
-Carlo Wolff, Downbeat Magazine
"Designed as a narrative supported by 13 works from British visual artist David Emmanuel Noel, Pictures At An African Exhibition engages in tracing the history of humankind through song.
Based on Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition, which the pianist wrote after visiting a museum and used what hung in galleries as a starting point, saxophonist Darryl Yokley claims the concept in order to compose a corrective history of humankind while nakedly shuttling emotion through his instrument."
-Dave Cantor, Downbeat Magazine Editor
"Darryl Yokley: Lightyears ahead of his time."
-Jazz Quarterly Magazine
"This is the kind of uplifting music the world needs in order to get through these times."
-Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Daily
To read the full article in the New York Time's click here or pick up a copy April 27th, 2018 on news stands!!
To read the full editor's review click here and check be sure to pick up your copy of Downbeat this month!!