CDs and Publications

The AACI has produced four commercial CDs of music with Cambria Music. Please check Amazon Music, Spotify, and Qobuz for streaming versions of our CDs

Good News CD Cover

Produced from live concert recordings, “Good News” features tenor Othello Jefferson in spiritual settings and art songs spanning a century of composition, works inspirational and revelatory. He is accompanied by pianists Josephine Gandolfi and LaDoris Cordell, joined by soprano Yolanda Rhodes and the entire AACI company, including guest artists Valerie Capers, piano, and John Robinson, bass.

You may purchase Good News, African American Spirituals and Art Songs on Amazon. Streaming on Amazon Music, Spotify, and Qobuz.

ZPP Album Cover

A review by New Music Buff says, “Listening to this disc is pure entertainment.  These are undiscovered gems lovingly rendered with love and authority by Josephine Gandolfi, Deanne Tucker and (civil rights advocate and retired judge) La Doris Hazzard Cordell.  The entire project seems to be a labor of love and one can only hope that it will not be the last installment in the recorded canon of Perry’s work.”

You may purchase the complete Piano Works of Zenobia Powell Perry on Amazon. Streaming on Amazon Music, Spotify, and Qobuz.

Where Freedom Rings CD Cover

A review by American Record Guide (Jan/Feb 2019 page 216) says “This is a wonderful album that not only gives a thoughtful history lesson; it’s also great music wholeheartedly performed.”

You may purchase Where Freedom Rings, Compositions by Contemporary African American Composers on Amazon. Streaming on Amazon Music and Qobuz.

Spirituals CD Cover

Soprano Yolanda Rhodes sings spirituals set by eight outstanding African American composers, historic and living. Her moving live performances are accompanied by LaDoris Cordell, Josephine Gandolfi, Deanne Tucker, and Picasso Ensemble (Susan Brown, violin, Victoria Ehrlich, cello, Josephine Gandolfi, piano).

You may purchase The Angels Bowed Down on Amazon. Streaming on Amazon Music, Spotify, and Qubuz.


The African American Composer Music Publication Series is a division of Jaygayle Music. In support of its goal of encouraging others to perform music commissioned or performed by AACI, the series offers downloadable and printed scores and parts.

Valerie Capers:
“Ruby” – soprano, piano, violin, cello, and Mardi Gras band – clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and percussion
“Bird Alone” (Lincoln)- soprano and piano (art song)
“Rainbow” (Lincoln)- soprano and piano (art song)
“Farmchild’s Lullaby” (Dunbar)– tenor and piano
“We Wear the Mask” (Dunbar)- tenor, piano, two percussionists, and bass

Joshua McGhee:
“Where Freedom Rings” for soprano and piano trio
“Variations on an African American Spiritual” – piano trio
“Elegy for a Child, a tribute to Trayvon Martin” – violin, two violoncelli, and piano
“The Color of Love – in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, – violin, two violoncelli, and piano
“Let God Bring Tomorrow” – violin, cello, flute, bassoon, and piano
“An American Anthem: A Tribute to African American Heroes” – piano trio and percussion

John Henry Robinson:
“Fanfare for an Uncommon Woman: Valerie Capers” – piano, trumpet, trombone., percussion, and string bass

Suite from “Variations on a Theme of Valerie Capers” – piano, four hands
“Disco-cioso” for violin, violoncello, and piano

Zenobia Powell Perry:

The Suite from Tawawa House, arranged for piano four-hands by Josephine Gandolfi and recorded on Cambria CD Piano Music by Zenobia Powell Perry, Deanne Tucker and Josephine Gandolfi, piano.