Derrick Gardner & the Jazz Prophets, ‘Pan Africa’ (Impact Jazz) | Review

Veteran trumpeter Derrick Gardner took his long-standing Jazz Prophets sextet on a five-week tour through the West African country of Ghana last summer. The trip provided the inspiration and thematic basis for the band’s current release, Pan Africa. There’s little aural evidence, however, of concrete African influence in the album’s nine tracks, five of which

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