Jeff Majors – For Us All (Yoka Boka)
Originally recorded via private press in 1986, Invisible City Editions reissues Jeff Major’s spiritual jazz lp, Yoka Boka (For Us All).” Majors is a harpist who studied under the great Alice Coltrane for three years on the West Coast before she voyaged to her Ashram in California. He eventually returned to the East coast to perform with Brother Ah’s Ensemble on the classic spiritual jazz album Key To Nowhere.
After returning from his trip from Gambia, Africa, he became greatly inspired by the African rhythms, and took that inspiration as well as the training from the top astral spiritual jazz composers, and recorded Yoka Boka. The album features some Jeff major originals with traditional african percussion and strings; and also includes beautiful covers like “Let it Be” and “Summertime.”