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Horace Tapscott

Une vibration émanant des cordes du piano, une voix persuasive et énergique dit un beau poème dédié à la cause afro-américaine avec cette voix caractéristique. Une introduction au piano enchaîne sur le riff de Ancestral Echoes. Horace Tapscott, non content d’être un très remarquable pianiste, compositeur et auteur de thèmes soulful invitant à la danse à la célébration de la Great Black Music [...]

Horace Tapscott

C’est le dernier album en date du label Dark Tree, fondé par Bertrand Gastaut, et le second consacré au pianiste, compositeur et chef d’orchestre Horace Tapscott. [...]

Horace Tapscott

Il suffit d’écouter l’ébouriffant solo d’Horace Tapscott tout de suite après la déclamation de l’Ancestral Echoes de Kamau Daaood pour convaincre un non initié de la grandeur du pianiste. C’est bien grâce à Bertrand Gastaut et son label Dark Tree que renait aujourd’hui Horace Tapscott, le Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra et avec eux tout un pan de l’histoire du jazz de Los Angeles. [...]

Horace Tapscott

Zapraszamy na podróż do prawdziwych, afrykańskich korzeni jazzu! W tym celu przenosimy się do … Kalifornii, a na osi czasu cofamy się do stycznia roku 1976. W studyjnych okolicznościach pewnego domu (sic!) spotykamy ponad 20 muzyków, którzy tworzyli wówczas The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, kierowaną przez legendarnego pianistę jazzowego Horace’a Tapscotta (tu także w roli dyrygenta). [...]

Horace Tapscott

In January of 1976 pianist/composer Horace Tapscott brought the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra into the Audiotronics Recording Studios in Covina, California. Tapscott had been leading the Los Angeles-based orchestra since the early 1960s; as with the Sun Ra ensemble, the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra had a communal house where Tapscott and many of its members lived. [...]

Horace Tapscott

Le label indépendant Dark Tree continue d’enrichir de précieux inédits la discographie de ce regretté pianiste et chef d’orchestre dont la musique se révèle avec le temps toujours plus vitale et essentielle. [...]

Horace Tapscott

Andrey Henkin // New York City Jazz Record (septembre 2020)

Horace Tapscott

Horace Tapscott (1934-99) was more than just a very original jazz pianist. He was the spiritual leader of a large group of up-and-coming African-American improvisers based in Los Angeles during the 1960s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. As with Sun Ra, he lived in a large home (called The Great House) along with many of his musicians so they were free to play music around the clock if they liked, learning from each other. [...]

Horace Tapscott

Jazz orchestras are ambitious fiscal undertakings in the best of financial times. Pianist/composer Horace Tapscott led one during the lean decade of the 1970s and he did it out of Southern California where such ventures were even more fraught with the probability of failure. Ancestral Echoes documents one iteration of his large ensemble with surviving material from a rare studio session from January of 1976. [...]

Horace Tapscott

Pianisten og orkesterlederen Horace Elva Tapscott ble født den 6. april 1934 og forlot denne verden den 27. februar 1999. Han dannet Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (også kjent som P.A.P.A., eller The Ark) i 1961 og han ledet ensemblet helt fram til 90-tallet. [...]

Horace Tapscott

Pianist and composer Horace Tapscott led the Pan African Peoples Arkestra in Los Angeles for nearly thirty years, unjustly flying under the radar of the jazz establishment. This album details the first studio recordings of the band and they sound vibrant and fresh at a time when most large ensembles were folding their tents. [...]

Horace Tapscott

Die Union of God’s Musicians and Ar- tists Ascension und das PAN AFRICA PEOPLES ARKESTRA als zugehöriges Sprachrohr waren die Mittel, mit denen HORACE TAPSCOTT (1934-1999) von Anfang der 60er bis zu seinem Tod sein Credo verwirklichte: Come together, stay together, play together, play for the people. [...]

Horace Tapscott

When pianist/composer/conductor Horace Tapscott founded the Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra (PAPA) in 1961, it was by design a support collective for all arts, bringing pride to the black community, specifically that of South-Central Los Angeles. PAPA signified social activism, teaching empowerment, and advocating Tapscott’s belief that channeling African ancestral roots was a key to succeeding. [...]

Horace Tapscott

Composer-pianist Tapscott was stoking the L.A. fires of the African diaspora so high in the 1970s that, according to Steven Isoardi’s comprehensive notes, his tapes got incinerated the day after a recording session, and many of his Arkestra were rendered homeless when their communal house burned down. [...]

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