JNKM Records


1.Isabella’s Awakening  

2.Motherless Child 


4.Ain’t I a Woman

5.Truth Be Told

6.Pleading for My People

7.Virtuous She Is

8.The Way Home

9.Son of Mine

10.NYC 1800’s

11.Catch the Sunset




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2019 will mark the 400 years since Africans were first brought to Jamestown, VA settlement in 1619 by the Dutch as Slaves. They were brought to the Americas to aid in the very profitable agricultural industry during the 17ththrough 19th centuries. This atrocious system was introduced during the colonial days of America and continued through America’s own independence from England. The Chattel  Slavery system lasted through the Westward expansion up to, and was the cause of, the American Civil War (1861-1865). An estimated 4 million slaves were freed after the Civil War, but the effects of slavery reverberated from the Reconstruction period (1865-1877), through the Civil rights apex a century later (1960s). Some consider that this disturbing past still echoes even today. Jazz Legend bassist/composer, Avery Sharpe will remember and tell the story of this 400 years of America’s history through art. He will compose music in memory of this historical mark, which will have the musical influence of the Africans, African-Americans and Europeans. The music will be heavily laden with the overtones of Spirituals, Gospel, Blues, and Jazz and Classical idioms. Sharpe was a longtime member of Jazz piano great McCoy Tyner Trio for over 20 years, with over 20 recordings with Tyner. His performing, recording, and composition credits reads like a who’s who in Jazz. He has worked with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Wynton Marsalis.


Sharpe Meets Tharpe- A tribute to Sister Rosett










Sojurner Truth “. . . ain’t I a woman?”

This recording features Avery on bass, Jeri Brown on vocals, Onaje Allan Gumbs on piano, Yoron Israel on drums, Craig Handy on tenor saxophone, and Duane Eubanks on trumpet.


















Running Man 
This recording features Avery on acoustic bass and 6 string electric bass, longtime associate Onaje Allan Gumbs-piano, Yoron Israel-drums, Craig Handy-Soprano and tenor saxophones, Maya Sharpe-vocals.













Raisn' Cane (musical excerpts from the play with Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio) 












Avery Sharpe Trio Live

Featuring three of Avery’s originals, oneoriginals by Onaje Allan Gumbs, McCoy Tyner’s “Blues On The Corner”, Yusef Lateef’s “Morning” and an arrangement of “My Favorite Things”.
Avery Sharpe Trio, with Onaje Allan Gumbs and Winard Harper.

















Autumn Moonlight
Includes six originals by Avery Sharpe, two originals by Onaje Allan Gumbs, a song by Woody Shaw, and a killer arrangement of James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain.”
Avery Sharpe Trio, with Onaje Allan Gumbs and Winard Harper.















Legends & Mentors

The music of McCoy Tyner, Archie Sheppand Yusef Lateef
Avery Sharpe Quintet, with Joe Ford, John Blake, Onaje Allan Gumbs, and Winard Harper.


















Dragon Fly

Avery Sharpe Trio, with Winard Harper and Onaje Allan Gumbs, featuring Jeri Brown and Chico Freeman.
















Extended Family III
Family Values

Featuring John Blake, Jeri Brown, Ronnie Burrage, Gail Dixon, Kevin Eubanks, Stephen Scott, Kevin Sharpe,Marvie “Smitty” Smith, Richard Spencer, Akua Dixon Turre, and the Extended Family Choir.















Extended Family II
Thoughts of My Ancestors

Featuring Ronnie Burrage, Sa Davis, Kevin Eubanks, Joe Ford, Marc Puricelli, Adam Rudolph, Kevin Sharpe, Alvin Terry, and the Extended Family Choir.













Extended Family

Featuring Ronnie Burrage, Joe Ford, and Marc Puricelli.













Avery Sharpe & John Blake Duo
Epic Ebony Journey



1.Runnin Man 


3.Breathe Again

4.Cheri’s Smile

5.Celestial Stride

6.Her All

7.Rwandan Escape

8.Ancestry Delight

9.Lexi’s Song

10.Silent War

11.Cheri’s Smile (reprise)




1.Blues on the Corner 

2.Morning Glow (Asayake)

3.Oh No!


5.I Understand

6.Dragon Fly

7.My Favorite Things

1.Boston Baked Blues

2.Fire and Rain

3.Autumn Moonlight

4.Take Your Time, But Hurry Up!

5.Palace of the Seven Jewels

6.Organ Grinder

7.Intrepid Warrior

8.Lost in a Dream

9.Visible Man

10.First Time We Met

1.Big Mac

2.Ballad For Aisha

3.Fly With The Wind

4.The Chief



7.Gentle Giant


9.Because They Love Me

1.Oh No!  


3.Dragon Fly

4.Protect Me

5.Morning Glow

6.My Favorite Things

7.Now That’s What I’m Talkin’ About


9.All About You



12.Sweet Georgia Brown

1.Family Values

2.Parental Love

3.I Am My Sister’s Keeper

4.Stone Soul Jester

5.A Father’s Pride

6.Blood Is Thicker Than Mud


8.Always Expect The Best From Yourself

9.Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

10.They Are Watching

11.We’re All In This

12.I Am My Brother’s Keeper

1.Dance of Prosperity

2.Uncle from Ghana

3.Who Have I Offended?

4.Summon the Elders

5.Reincarnation of the Father

6.Protect Me

7.Wade in the Water (traditional)

8.Judge Not Yet Ye Be Da Judge

9.All About You

10.Thoughts of My Ancestors

1.Extended Family

2.Everything Must Change

3.Oh No!

4.Grit Head

5.Past Present Tense

6.Remembering Clyde

7.Savannah Strut

8.Talk To Me

9.Giant Steps

10.A Little Prayer For Mom


1.Movin’ Up

2.Prayer Meetin’

3.Underground Railroad


5.Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

6.His Eye Is on the Sparrow

7.Maiden Dance


9.Mr. P.C.

10.Promised Land

11.Passion Dance

12.Jim Crow

13.There Is No Greater Love