Jesse Sharps

Sharps and Flats w/ Tapscott & Morgan (Limited Edi (NS-3702)

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Sharps and Flats w/ Tapscott & Morgan (Limited Edi

Jesse Sharps

Nimbus West


LPS 167834




LP 33,04 €

First official Nimbus vinyl release of this classic album. LP cut directly from the 1/2” Master Tapes, this is, without a doubt, the definitive version of “Sharps and Flats” … the sound is akin to sitting in the control room while the band recorded, very detailed and deep in presentation and articulation.

One of the very best (and also very last) studio recordings that Tom Albach undertook in the USA for his Nimbus label… this album sat in the vaults for many years before a cd was issued in the early 2000’s. (Unfortunately, the CD and subsequent versions were sourced from a dubious DAT transfer which was 4 generations removed from the master tapes (at best).) This is really the first opportunity to hear the album as it was originally intended… Featuring a tip- on sleeve with session photos and a great shot of Jesse from the original cover shoot, and an insert with a new essay by Mark Weber.


  • Jesse Sharps (reeds)
  • Nate Morgan (piano)
  • Joel Ector (bass)
  • Steve Smith (trumpet)
  • Carl Burnett (drums)
  • Alippa (percussion)
  • Horace Tapscott (piano on B2 & B3)

Recorded at Mad Hatter Studios, April 21, 1986


  • SIDE A
  • A1. The Goat And The Ramjam
  • A2. Question
  • A3. Macrame
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Mike's Tune
  • B2. As A Child
  • B3. Carnival