Julian Priester Pepo Mtobo – “Prologue/Love, Love” (1973)

“Prologue/Love, Love”  is the first track on the album, Love, Love by American jazz trombonist and composer Julian Priester Pepo Mtoto. It is recorded in 1973 and released on the EMC label in 1974. All compositions by Julian Priester Pepo Mtoto.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3½ stars stating “The two lengthy improvisations are mostly on one-chord repetitive rhythmic vamps stated by the bass, featuring sound explorations and plenty of electronics. Only on the last half of the second medley does Priester himself emerge a bit from the electronic sounds. One is reminded of Bitches Brew, since that is an obvious influence, but also Hancock´s group and Weather Report. The music develops slowly, but listeners with patience will enjoy the blending of the many different voices in this unusual musical stew” [source]

Julian Priester Pepo Mtobo – Trombone, Horns, Whistle, Flute, Percussion, Synthesizer

Pat Gleeson – Synthesizer

Hadley Caliman – Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet

Mguanda David Johnson – Flute, Saxophone

Bill Connors – Electric Guitar

Bayete Umbra Zindiko – Piano, Clavinet

Ron McClure – Electric Bass (track 1)

Nyimbo Henry Franklin – Electric Bass (track 2)

Ndugu Leon Chancler – Drums

Kamau Eric Gravatt – Drums, Congas


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