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Horace Tapscott: The Dark Tree

Read "The Dark Tree" reviewed by Chris May


The year of writing this review, 2019, is the thirtieth anniversary of the recording of The Dark Tree. It is also the twentieth anniversary of the passing of Horace Tapscott, a forgotten master of politically engaged African American spiritual jazz. The album, which is among Tapscott's finest, is crying out for a 2019 anniversary reissue. STOP ...

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The Dark Tree

Label: Hat Hut Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: CD 1 1. The Dark Tree (Tapscott) - 20:56; 2. Sketches of Drunken Mary (Tapscott) - 11:32; 3. Lino’s Pad (Tapscott) - 16:46; 4. One for Lately (Thurman Green). CD 2 1. Sandy and Niles (Tapscott) - 11:17; 2. Bavarian Mist (Michael Session) - 13:16; 3. The Dark Tree (Tapscott) - 18:30; 4. A Dress for Renee (Tapscott) - 4:56; 5. Nyja’s Theme (Tapscott) - 19:41.

Article: Album Review

Horace Tapscott: The Dark Tree

Read "The Dark Tree" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Quando The Dark Tree fu registrato, nell'89, Horace Tapscott non aveva mai pubblicato dischi per un'etichetta europea e da vent'anni non incideva con il clarinettista John Carter (come membri del progetto Bob Thiele Emergency i due avevano inciso nel '69, per la Flying Dutchman, Head Start un disco che voleva essere una sorta di bigino di ...

Album

The Dark Tree

Label: Hat Hut Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: CD1: The Dark Tree; Sketches Of Drunken Mary; Lino's Pad; One For Lately. CD2: Sandy And Niles; Bavarian Mist; The Dark Tree 2; A Dress For Renee; Nyja's Theme.

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Article: Album Review

Horace Tapscott: The Dark Tree

Read "The Dark Tree" reviewed by Troy Collins


Due to his limited exposure outside of his native Los Angeles, pianist Horace Tapscott was largely unnoticed by the mainstream jazz press throughout his lengthy career. A galvanizing force in the Los Angeles scene, Tapscott co-founded the Underground Musicians Association (UGMA), later known as the Union of God's Musicians and Artists Ascension (UGMAA) in 1961, which ...

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Article: Album Review

Horace Tapscott: The Dark Tree

Read "The Dark Tree" reviewed by Chris May


The year of writing this review, 2019, is the thirtieth anniversary of the recording of The Dark Tree. It is also the twentieth anniversary of the passing of Horace Tapscott, a forgotten master of politically engaged African American spiritual jazz. The album, which is among Tapscott's finest, is crying out for a 2019 anniversary reissue. STOP ...

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News: Recording

Horace Tapscott: "The Dark Tree" on Hatology 2-630

Horace Tapscott The Dark Tree hatOLOGY 2-630 Horace Tapscott –piano John Carter – clarinet Cecil McBee – double bass Andrew Cyrill – drums Recorded live in Hollywood on December 14-17, 1989. This was an important, revealing release when it was first issued in 1991. Now, with ...


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