Horace Tapscott

Real Name:
Horace Elva Tapscott
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American pianist and composer.

Born: 6 April 1934 in Houston, Texas, USA.
Died: 27 February 1999 in Los Angeles, California, USA (aged 64).

Tapscott was a distinguished pianist, with many jazz compositions to his name. He was probably best known for founding the group, the The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra ("PAPA" or "The Ark", for short) in 1961, and ran it through to the 1990s, before he chose to retire.

While he is known for his piano work, initially he served in the US Air Force in Wyoming, he then returned to Los Angeles, all whilst playing mostly trombone with various bands, one of which included Lionel Hampton between 1959–1961.

During the 1960 US black civil rights era, he was one of a great many artists, through his work with PAPA, centred on re-introducing the pan African-roots sounds back into the core of jazz music, along with developing African-American music as a whole, through performance and refinement of the art. PAPA later joined to be part of a larger organisation in 1963, the Underground Musicians Association (UGMA), which later changed name to the Union Of God's Musicians And Artists Ascension (UGMAA).

Some of the musicians that played in The Ark during this time include: Arthur Blythe, Stanley Crouch, Butch Morris, Wilber Morris, David Murray, Jimmy Woods, et al.
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NIMBUS-135 Flight 17 — Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra* Conductor Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra* Conductor Horace Tapscott - Flight 17 (Album) UGMAA NIMBUS-135 US 1978 Sell This Version
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IP-7714 Songs Of The Unsung — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott Songs Of The Unsung (Album) Interplay Records IP-7714 US 1978 Sell This Version
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NIMBUS 246 The Call — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott Conducting The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra Horace Tapscott Conducting The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - The Call (Album) UGMAA NIMBUS 246 US 1978 Sell This Version
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NIMBUS No. 357, #357 Live At I.U.C.C. — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott With The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra Horace Tapscott With The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Live At I.U.C.C. (Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NIMBUS No. 357, #357 US 1979 Sell This Version
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IP-7724 In New York — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott In New York (Album) Interplay Records IP-7724 US 1979 Sell This Version
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NS 579, NS-579 At The Crossroads — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott, Everett Brown Jr. Horace Tapscott, Everett Brown Jr. - At The Crossroads(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS 579, NS-579 US 1980 Sell This Version
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1258 Live At Lobero Vol. II — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott / Roberto Miranda / Sonship* Horace Tapscott / Roberto Miranda / Sonship* - Live At Lobero Vol. II (Album) Nimbus West Records 1258 US 1981 Sell This Version
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1369 Live At Lobero — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott, Roberto Miranda, Sonship* Horace Tapscott, Roberto Miranda, Sonship* - Live At Lobero (Album) Nimbus West Records 1369 US 1982 Sell This Version
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NS-1581, NIMBUS 1581 The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 1 — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 1(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1581, NIMBUS 1581 US 1982 Sell This Version
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NS-1814, NIMBUS 1814 The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 4 — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 4(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1814, NIMBUS 1814 US 1982 Sell This Version
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NS-1692, NIMBUS 1692 The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 2 — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 2(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1692, NIMBUS 1692 US 1982 Sell This Version
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NS-2147, NIMBUS 2147 The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 7 — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 7(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-2147, NIMBUS 2147 US 1983 Sell This Version
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NS-2036, 2036 The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 6 — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 6(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-2036, 2036 US 1983 Sell This Version
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NS-1703, NIMBUS 1703 The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 3 — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 3(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1703, NIMBUS 1703 US 1983 Sell This Version
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K26P 6311 Autumn Colors — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott Autumn Colors (Album) Bopland K26P 6311 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
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NS-1925, NIMBUS 1925 The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 5 — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 5(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1925, NIMBUS 1925 US 1984 Sell This Version
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hat ART CD 6053 The Dark Tree Volume 1 — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott The Dark Tree Volume 1(CD, Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6053 Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
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hat ART CD 6083 The Dark Tree Volume 2 — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott The Dark Tree Volume 2 (Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6083 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
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LH 27292 Le Vivre — Horace Tapscott Nelly Pouget Featuring Horace Tapscott / Kent Carter / Andrew Cyrille Special Guests Michel Godard / J-F Jenny-Clark* / Gérard Siracusa Nelly Pouget Featuring Horace Tapscott / Kent Carter / Andrew Cyrille Special Guests Michel Godard / J-F Jenny-Clark* / Gérard Siracusa - Le Vivre (Album) Minuit 5 Regards LH 27292 France 1994 Sell This Version
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AJ0119 Aiee! The Phantom — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott Aiee! The Phantom(CD, Album) Arabesque Jazz AJ0119 US 1996 Sell This Version
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NS2258C The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 8 — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 8 (Album) Nimbus West Records NS2258C US 1997 Sell This Version
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AJ0128 Thoughts Of Dar Es Salaam — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott Thoughts Of Dar Es Salaam(CD, Album) Arabesque Jazz AJ0128 US 1997 Sell This Version
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NS 509 C Dissent Or Descent — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott Dissent Or Descent (Album) Nimbus West Records NS 509 C US 1998 Sell This Version
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NS 2369 C The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 9 — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 9(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 2369 C US 2001 Sell This Version
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NS 2370 C The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 10 — Horace Tapscott Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 10(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 2370 C US 2003 Sell This Version