Horace Tapscott

The Giant Is Awakened (4526180429401)

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The Giant Is Awakened

Horace Tapscott

Flying Dutchman


GEN 168019




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CD 14,03 €

Long considered a classic of avant jazz, this hard-to-find, monumental performance has finally been given the deluxe treatment it deserves. Although this music was conceived during a tumultuous time and place (1969, Los Angeles), a time of black empowerment, a time of revolutionary zeal and social injustice, the music transcends any cultural influences or limitations. It is more about creative interaction between musicians steeped in a culture of enlightenment, a music that was meant to carry a higher message and bring greater spiritual and cultural awareness to the listener. And it does just that.


  • Arthur Blythe - (alto sax)
  • Horace Tapscott - (piano)
  • David Bryant, Walter Savage, Jr. - (bass)
  • Everett Brown, Jr. - (drums)

Los Angeles, April 1, 1969


  • 01. The Giant Is Awakened
  • 02. For Fats
  • 03. The Dark Tree
  • 04. Niger's Theme