The legacy of Horace Tapscott: Horace Tapscott is the founder of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, a large jazz collective based in Los Angeles whose records are highly sought after. Horace's records are also sought after, as well as other members of P.A.P.A.
Unheard archival recording of Horace Tapscott and Michael Session, two Los Angeles jazz giants.
Horace and Michael have unique personal styles of playing
First physical release for The Village
This release is related to the resurgence of west coast spiritual jazz
This music has international appeal, especially in Europe and Japan
Limited pressing of the regular copies plus only 100 copies of the bootleg edition
On October 14th 1989, Horace Tapscott, founder of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, performed alongside his close friend and musical partner Michael Session at the Théâtre du Chêne Noir in Avignon, France. This was during a tour in which they traveled across Europe. The duo presented compositions by Leimert Park musicians Jesse Sharps, Nate Morgan and Tapscott himself. The stark instrumentation of this concert led to minimal arrangements of compositions typically performed by much larger ensembles. The result is a one of a kind experience where Tapscott & Session challenged each others abilities and pushed the music to new boundaries. This is the first physical release from The Village, a label dedicated to releasing West Coast spiritual jazz.