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 Horace Tapscott - Flight 17 album art 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
IP-7714 Horace Tapscott - Songs Of The Unsung album art Horace Tapscott Songs Of The Unsung (Album) Interplay Records IP-7714 US 1978 Sell This Version
NIMBUS 246 Horace Tapscott - The Call album art 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
NIMBUS No. 357, #357 Horace Tapscott - Live At I.U.C.C. album art 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
IP-7724 Horace Tapscott - In New York album art Horace Tapscott In New York (Album) Interplay Records IP-7724 US 1979 Sell This Version
NS 579, NS-579 Horace Tapscott - At The Crossroads album art Horace Tapscott, Everett Brown Jr. Horace Tapscott, Everett Brown Jr. - At The Crossroads(LP, Album) UGMAA, UGMAA NS 579, NS-579 US 1980 Sell This Version
1258 Horace Tapscott - Live At Lobero Vol. II album art Horace Tapscott / Roberto Miranda / Sonship* Horace Tapscott / Roberto Miranda / Sonship* - Live At Lobero Vol. II(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records 1258 US 1981 Sell This Version
1369 Horace Tapscott - Live At Lobero album art Horace Tapscott, Roberto Miranda, Sonship* Horace Tapscott, Roberto Miranda, Sonship* - Live At Lobero (Album) Nimbus West Records 1369 US 1982 Sell This Version
NS-1581, NIMBUS 1581 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 1 album art Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 1(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1581, NIMBUS 1581 US 1982 Sell This Version
NS-1814, NIMBUS 1814 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 4 album art Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 4(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1814, NIMBUS 1814 US 1982 Sell This Version
NS-1692, NIMBUS 1692 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 2 album art Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 2(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1692, NIMBUS 1692 US 1982 Sell This Version
NS-2147, NIMBUS 2147 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 7 album art Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 7(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-2147, NIMBUS 2147 US 1983 Sell This Version
NS-2036, 2036 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 6 album art Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 6(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-2036, 2036 US 1983 Sell This Version
NS-1703, NIMBUS 1703 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 3 album art Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 3(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1703, NIMBUS 1703 US 1983 Sell This Version
K26P 6311 Horace Tapscott - Autumn Colors album art Horace Tapscott Autumn Colors (Album) Bopland K26P 6311 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
NS-1925, NIMBUS 1925 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 5 album art Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 5(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1925, NIMBUS 1925 US 1984 Sell This Version
hat ART CD 6053 Horace Tapscott - The Dark Tree Volume 1 album art Horace Tapscott The Dark Tree Volume 1(CD, Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6053 Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
hat ART CD 6083 Horace Tapscott - The Dark Tree Volume 2 album art Horace Tapscott The Dark Tree Volume 2 (Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6083 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
LH 27292 Horace Tapscott - Le Vivre album art 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
AJ0119 Horace Tapscott - Aiee! The Phantom album art Horace Tapscott Aiee! The Phantom(CD, Album) Arabesque Jazz AJ0119 US 1996 Sell This Version
NS2258C Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 8 album art Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 8 (Album) Nimbus West Records NS2258C US 1997 Sell This Version
AJ0128 Horace Tapscott - Thoughts Of Dar Es Salaam album art Horace Tapscott Thoughts Of Dar Es Salaam(CD, Album) Arabesque Jazz AJ0128 US 1997 Sell This Version
NS 509 C Horace Tapscott - Dissent Or Descent album art Horace Tapscott Dissent Or Descent (Album) Nimbus West Records NS 509 C US 1998 Sell This Version
NS 2369 C Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 9 album art Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 9(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 2369 C US 2001 Sell This Version
NS 2370 C Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 10 album art Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 10(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 2370 C US 2003 Sell This Version