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Horace Tapscott

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The Jazz River — Horace Tapscott, The Griot of South Central

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” – Dalai Lama. A Griot is a revered member of society in West African nations. They are responsible for being the keepers of family and community history, told in storytelling and in song, often going back centuries.
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Horace Tapscott, Tom Albach and the Story of Nimbus West Records

If you’re a musician making albums and you’re not a major pop/rock star or you don’t own your own label, the money you make comes with strings attached. To some, they may be invisible—"Hey, that’s what you do to sell records. Right?” To Horace Tapscott, the strings were all too visible and entangling. He wasn’t going to be a puppet dancing for the record companies and the whole system of which they were part.
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Horace Tapscott – The Call, and Flight 17 – Pure Pleasure Records

Kudos to Pure Pleasure Records for re-mastering two bona fide (if not under appreciated) jazz milestones. Horace Tapscott – Flight 17 – Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – Vol.1 Series 3 Nimbus West Records (1978)/Pure Pleasure Records (2021) 180-gram stereo vinyl, 43:51 ****1/2:. (Horace Tapscott – piano, conductor; Herbert Callies –...
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