Saturday, May 26, 2018

Horace Tapscott & the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (1978)


Mind-blowing avant-garde/free jazz performed by a 14 or 15-piece orchestra led by pianist Horace Tapscott. On the massive title track, discordant chaos reigns over warped, breakneck grooves, while elsewhere, a somewhat lighter approach takes hold.

Track listing:
1. Flight 17
2. Breeze
3. Horacio
4. Clarisse
5. Maui

Peyote

You should also hear:
The Art Ensemble of Chicago -
Fanfare for the Warriors (1974)
Doug Hammond -
Spaces (1982)

3 comments:

  1. Your blog is essential to my life...!!

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  2. The only Tapscott I have heard are a few tracks from a 1969 quintet LP called 'The Giant Is Awakened'. This will be great to listen to. Many thanks!

    -Brian

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  3. Hearty thanks for the post. Horace Tapscott is an important jazz cat that I know little about, and any description of jazz--or anything else--that includes "discordant chaos" is a trigger to hit the DL button. Much thanks for everything you do.

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