Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HORACE TAPSCOTT / EVERETT BROWN JR. – At The Crossroads (LP-1980)




Label: Nimbus West Records – NS 579
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: US / Released: 1980
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, California, 1980.
Engineer – Ed Perry
Producer – Tom Albach
Catalog ID: NS 579 / Our ID: 62263

A1 - At The Crossroads ......................................................................... 8:59
A2 - Middle Age Madness ..................................................................... 9:05
B1 - Ballad For Window Lee Black ...................................................... 11:59
B2 - Marcellus III .................................................................................... 8:48

Artist:
Horace Tapscott – piano
Everett Brown Jr. – drums, percussion

...Between the late 1950s and early 1970s Tapscott recorded with Lou Blackburn (1963) and Onzy Matthews (1963, accompanying Lou Rawls), arranged and conducted the music for two albums for the singer (and, later, Black Panther Party leader) Elaine Brown, and composed and conducted the material for Sonny Criss's album Sonny's Dream (Birth of the New Cool) (1968, Prst. 7576); his first album as a leader was made one year later. From 1978 through the mid-1980s he recorded for Interplay and Nimbus, two labels formed by enthusiasts for Tapscott's music. He recorded with the Arkestra, as an unaccompanied soloist, in a duo with the drummer Everett Brown, with his trio (notably a session in performance at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, California), and as the leader of a sextet...

Horace Tapscott, piano; Everett Brown Jr, drums |United-Western Studios, Hollywood, California | April 29 and May 3, 1980 | Photo by Mark Weber



For this fairly rare Lp, pianist Horace Tapscott and drummer Everett Brown Jr. play four fairly free duets. Because Tapscott has always had very impressive technique and a melodic style, the encounters hold one's interest throughout and build up logically. Tapscott's very original style is always fascinating to hear and this adventurous set is one of his better dates.


Note:
The Tapscott Archive includes both sound recordings and musical manuscripts documenting the life and work of Horace Tapscott, and the music of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (P.A.P.A.) and the Union of God's Musicians and Artists Ascension (UGMAA). The recordings include radio interviews, airchecks, concert tours, rehearsals, club dats, studio recording sessions, and performances at educational and other locations with PAPA, UGMAA and Tapscott's various small jazz groups. The music collection includes original compositions and arrangements by Tapscott, and arrangements for other composers. Note: The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (P.A.P.A.) is also referred to as "The ARK;" to find these materials use: "Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra."


See also:
http://markweber.free-jazz.net/2012/04/13/billie-harris-quintet-sessions-i-want-some-water/



If you find it, buy this album!

11 comments:

  1. HORACE TAPSCOTT / EVERETT BROWN JR. – At The Crossroads (LP-1980)
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    1. Thanks for the upgrade of this lovely duo, Vitko - cheers! :)

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  2. A very very nice duo. Thanks Vitko :)

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  3. Thanks Vitko, only had this as mp3

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  4. Oou, man! Before I saw your profile, I know that you're a designer, a beautiful presentation LP albums, as you just do, something like that I have never seen yet, and all in high resolution. Merry Christmas and push on like this, this is certainly the most complete and best jazz blog which can be found on the Internet. Your taste in music is impeccable.
    Huge thanks for all your hard work, Vitko.
    Daniella M.

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    1. Oh, thank you... my lady :)
      Merry Christmas!
      Vitko.

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    2. thanks Vitko, but.. cannot download the file, the download page makes constant re-directions to strange pages..

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  5. No big deal, just close the unwanted page, and then re-press the button for download. This is happening because they you do not have a blocker against annoying messages.

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