Horace Tapscott

Why Don´t You Listen? - Live at LACMA, 1998 (JAZZ)

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Why Don´t You Listen? - Live at LACMA, 1998

Horace Tapscott

Dark Tree

3473351000116

DRJ 157540

JAZZ

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CD 12,39 €

DIGISLEEVE EDITION

Pianist, arranger and composer Horace Tapscott is one of the great unsung figures in jazz history. A bandleader and community activist in Los Angeles with a career that spanned the late fifties to the late nineties he founded the large ensemble The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra which featured future legends like Arthur Blythe, David Murray and Butch Morris. This particular album shows the group in performance with a vocal chorus: The Great Voice of UGMAA.

This is a wonderful recording and an important one, shining much deserved light on this unjustly ignored master. There is a first rate booklet included with the CD version of the album that has informative liner notes, song lyrics great photographs, making this an exemplary package all around.

PERSONNEL:

  • THE PAN AFRIKAN PEOPLES ARKESTRA:
  • MICHAEL SESSION soprano, alto, tenor saxophones
  • PHIL RANELIN trombone
  • HORACE TAPSCOTT conductor, pianist
  • ALAN HINES double bass
  • TREVOR WARE double bass
  • LOUIS LARGE double bass
  • DONALD DEAN drums
  • NAJITE AGINDOTAN congas
  • BILL MADISON percussion
  • DWIGHT TRIBLE vocal
  • THE GREAT VOICE OF UGMAA:
  • AFIFA AMATULLAH
  • AMINA AMATULLAH
  • DONTE CHAMBERS
  • NDUGU “JINGLES” CHANDLER
  • BRENDA HEARN
  • CHINI KOPANO
  • TORRE REESE
  • MARIA ROSE
  • TINA
  • DENISE TRIBBLE
  • DWIGHT TRIBLE director
  • CAROLYN WHITAKER

Recorded on July 24, 1998, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

TRACKS:

  • 01. Aiee! The Phantom
  • 02. Caravan
  • 03. Fela Fela
  • 04. Why Don’t You Listen?
  • 05. Little Africa