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New previously unissued Horace Tapscott

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Received an email yesterday from Dark Tree Records.  Courtesy of the Tapscott estate, it will be releasing on cd later this spring "Horace Tapscott with the Pan African Peoples Arkestra- 'Ancestral Echoes The Covina Sessions, 1976'".

These are previously unreleased studio recordings. Liner notes by Steven Isoardi.  There are four song titles: "Ancestral Echoes," "Sketches of Drunken Mary," "Jo Annette" and "Eternal Eygpt Suite."

 

Dark Tree will also be releasing "Live at Lama" on vinyl and a new Isoardi book entitled "The Music Finds a Way-A PAPA/UGMAA Oral History of Growing Up in Postwar South Central Los Angeles."

 

No information on the above as yet on Dark Tree's website or Facebook page.

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I wonder if the Tapscott family can get the University of Nevada/Las Vegas to loan them this broadcast recording for release:

Horace Tapscott 03/16/92
Four Queens Hotel, French Quarter Room, Las Vegas, NV

Lino's Pad
Oleo
Akirfa
One For Lately
Little Africa

Horace Tapscott: piano, Roberto Miranda: bass, Fritz Wise: drums

I dubbed a copy from the satellite feed when it aired in 1992.

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3 hours ago, cliffpeterson said:

Received an email yesterday from Dark Tree Records.  Courtesy of the Tapscott estate, it will be releasing on cd later this spring "Horace Tapscott with the Pan African Peoples Arkestra- 'Ancestral Echoes The Covina Sessions, 1976'".

These are previously unreleased studio recordings. Liner notes by Steven Isoardi.  There are four song titles: "Ancestral Echoes," "Sketches of Drunken Mary," "Jo Annette" and "Eternal Eygpt Suite."

 

Dark Tree will also be releasing "Live at Lama" on vinyl and a new Isoardi book entitled "The Music Finds a Way-A PAPA/UGMAA Oral History of Growing Up in Postwar South Central Los Angeles."

 

No information on the above as yet on Dark Tree's website or Facebook page.

Got the same email and will definitely be picking up both the book and the CD.

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And me. Definitely on for the CD, less sure about the book. 

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21 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

And me. Definitely on for the CD, less sure about the book. 

Ditto here. Loved Isoardi's other book (which included an excellent CD), but the e-mail indicates this volume has only 100 pages.

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The Dark Tree email didn't list personnel, correct? What makes this particularly appealing to me is the vintage. All eras of PAPA are valuable, but the personnel around '76 would be very special indeed. (I'm hoping for/guessing the drummer is Everett Brown Jr., the slashing Elvin Jones-cum-Steve McCall figure who features on Sonny's Dream, The Giant is Awakened, and most of the older Arkestra material.) The date would also make it, IIRC, the oldest or one of the oldest full documents of the Arkestra on record. 

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18 hours ago, cliffpeterson said:

Received an email yesterday from Dark Tree Records.  Courtesy of the Tapscott estate, it will be releasing on cd later this spring "Horace Tapscott with the Pan African Peoples Arkestra- 'Ancestral Echoes The Covina Sessions, 1976'".

These are previously unreleased studio recordings. Liner notes by Steven Isoardi.  There are four song titles: "Ancestral Echoes," "Sketches of Drunken Mary," "Jo Annette" and "Eternal Eygpt Suite."

 

Dark Tree will also be releasing "Live at Lama" on vinyl and a new Isoardi book entitled "The Music Finds a Way-A PAPA/UGMAA Oral History of Growing Up in Postwar South Central Los Angeles."

 

No information on the above as yet on Dark Tree's website or Facebook page.

wondering if the version of "Eternal Egypt Suite" on the CD that came with the Uni Of California book "The Dark Tree" - track actually titled "Eternal Egypt Suite, Part 4 & over 17 mins duration" is from this/these session(s). Recording date listed as January 24, 1976 but no location details given (cept LA). Musicians listed below (this CD is listed in the Lord Discography)

 

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6 hours ago, romualdo said:

wondering if the version of "Eternal Egypt Suite" on the CD that came with the Uni Of California book "The Dark Tree" - track actually titled "Eternal Egypt Suite, Part 4 & over 17 mins duration" is from this/these session(s). Recording date listed as January 24, 1976 but no location details given (cept LA). Musicians listed below (this CD is listed in the Lord Discography)

 

I've been meaning to dig out that CD for about a month or two, which I definitely have (somewhere) -- not with the book, I have to confess, but in some slimline jewel-box around here somewhere.  I seem to remember one particular large-group track specifically with some really nice free-leaning TRUMPET-playing (a fairly extended solo, iirc).  And looking at the discographical details of that CD now (HERE), it must be that same "Eternal Egypt Suite, Part 4" track (which discogs thinks is the only one with any trumpet whatsoever).

Hell's bells, here that very track from the "book" CD.  That trumpet solo I really loved comes in around 2:30 (2:35, actually), with Steve Smith on trumpet.

 

And OK, so here's ANOTHER live version of that very same tune(!), as performed at Harvard in 2011 by the " Dudley House Jazz Band".  Just goes to show you never can even imagine all the unbelievable stuff that's up on YouTube sometimes...

 

WTF, there's MORE versions on YouTube still!

 

Another one still!!

 

And yet ANOTHER version...

 

 

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15 hours ago, romualdo said:

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Not available for ordering yet, though, right?  I did order a copy of Steven's new oral-history book and will be picking up this CD as well once it's formally for sale.

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11 hours ago, ghost of miles said:

Not available for ordering yet, though, right?  I did order a copy of Steven's new oral-history book and will be picking up this CD as well once it's formally for sale.

No not yet, part of an email I received from Dark Tree recently - looking forward to this - already have one track (I think) on the CD that came with one of Steven's previous publications on Horace

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