Nimbus West Records

Nimbus West Records

Profile:
Independent US jazz record label, founded by Tom Albach in 1979. Nimbus West was founded after Albach listened to some tapes he bought from Horace Tapscott. The label is a look into the spiritual jazz scene in LA in the late 70s and early 80s. In the early 80s, Tom moved to Amsterdam and released some artists there as well.
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Contact Info:
P.O. Box 50146
Albuquerque, NM 87181
(614)-256-5677
[email protected]

Box 205
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
(Contact info now obsolete)
Sites:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1258 Horace Tapscott / Roberto Miranda / Sonship* - Live At Lobero Vol. II Horace Tapscott / Roberto Miranda / Sonship* Horace Tapscott / Roberto Miranda / Sonship* - Live At Lobero Vol. II (Album) 1258 US 1981 Sell This Version
1369 Horace Tapscott, Roberto Miranda, Sonship* - Live At Lobero Horace Tapscott, Roberto Miranda, Sonship* Horace Tapscott, Roberto Miranda, Sonship* - Live At Lobero(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records 1369 US 1982 Sell This Version
Nimbus #791 Linda Hill - Lullaby For Linda Linda Hill Lullaby For Linda(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records Nimbus #791 US 1981 Sell This Version
Nimbus 1147 Horace Tapscott Sextet - Dial 'B' For Barbra Horace Tapscott Sextet Dial 'B' For Barbra (Album) Nimbus 1147 US 1981 Sell This Version
Nimbus 3580 Curtis Clark With Merlene Holsey - Deep Sea Diver Curtis Clark With Merlene Holsey Curtis Clark With Merlene Holsey - Deep Sea Diver(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records Nimbus 3580 US 1985 Sell This Version
Nimbus 3691 Curtis Clark - Amsterdam Sunshine Curtis Clark Amsterdam Sunshine(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records Nimbus 3691 US 1984 Sell This Version
NIMBUS No. 357 Horace Tapscott With The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Live At I.U.C.C. Horace Tapscott With The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra Horace Tapscott With The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Live At I.U.C.C.(2xLP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NIMBUS No. 357 US 1979 Sell This Version
none Jesse Sharps Quintet & P.A.P.A.* - Sharps And Flats Jesse Sharps Quintet & P.A.P.A.* Jesse Sharps Quintet & P.A.P.A.* - Sharps And Flats(7xFile, MP3, Album, RE, VBR) Nimbus West Records none US Unknown
NS-135 Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra* Conductor Horace Tapscott - Flight 17 Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra* Conductor Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra* Conductor Horace Tapscott - Flight 17 (Album) NS-135 Germany 2021 Sell This Version
NS 135 C Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra* Conductor Horace Tapscott - Flight 17 Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra* Conductor Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra* Conductor Horace Tapscott - Flight 17(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 135 C US 1997 Sell This Version
NS-246 Horace Tapscott Conducting The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - The Call Horace Tapscott Conducting The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra Horace Tapscott Conducting The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - The Call(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-246 UK 2021 Sell This Version
NS246C Horace Tapscott Conducting The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - The Call Horace Tapscott Conducting The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra Horace Tapscott Conducting The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - The Call(CD, Album, RE) Nimbus West Records NS246C US 2012 Sell This Version
NS 357 C Horace Tapscott With The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Live At I.U.C.C. Horace Tapscott With The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra Horace Tapscott With The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Live At I.U.C.C.(2xCD, Album, RE) Nimbus West Records NS 357 C US 2006 Sell This Version
NS-468 Roberto Miguel Miranda* - The Creator's Musician Roberto Miguel Miranda* The Creator's Musician(LP) Nimbus West Records NS-468 US 1980 Sell This Version
NS501C Curtis Clark Quintet - Letter To South Africa Curtis Clark Quintet Letter To South Africa(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS501C US 1986 Sell This Version
NS502C Sean Bergin And M.O.B. - Kids Mysteries Sean Bergin And M.O.B. Kids Mysteries(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS502C US 1988 Sell This Version
NS 503 C Ernst Reijseger & Alan Purves* - TA Ernst Reijseger & Alan Purves* Ernst Reijseger & Alan Purves* - TA(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 503 C US 2001 Sell This Version
NS504C Narada Burton Greene* - Solo Orchestra In Real Time Narada Burton Greene* Solo Orchestra In Real Time(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS504C Germany 1989 Sell This Version
NS 505 C Curtis Clark Quintet - Live At The Bimhuis Curtis Clark Quintet Live At The Bimhuis(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS 505 C US 1990 Sell This Version
NS 506 C Amsterdam String Trio* - Wild West Amsterdam String Trio* Wild West(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS 506 C Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
NS 507 C Daniele D'Agaro - Lingua Franca Daniele D'Agaro Lingua Franca(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 507 C Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
NS 508 C Nate Morgan, Jeff Littleton, Fritz Wise - Live in Santa Barbara Nate Morgan, Jeff Littleton, Fritz Wise Nate Morgan, Jeff Littleton, Fritz Wise - Live in Santa Barbara(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 508 C US 2006 Sell This Version
NS 509 C Horace Tapscott - Dissent Or Descent Horace Tapscott Dissent Or Descent (Album) NS 509 C US 1998 Sell This Version
NS 510 C Billie Harris - I Want Some Water Billie Harris I Want Some Water(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 510 C US 1999 Sell This Version
NS 511 C Various - L.A.'s Unsung Various L.A.'s Unsung(CD, Album, Comp) Nimbus West Records NS 511 C US 2001 Sell This Version
NS 579 Horace Tapscott, Everett Brown Jr. - At The Crossroads Horace Tapscott, Everett Brown Jr. Horace Tapscott, Everett Brown Jr. - At The Crossroads(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS 579 US 1980 Sell This Version
NS-680 Adele Sebastian - Desert Fairy Princess Adele Sebastian Desert Fairy Princess(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, 250) Nimbus West Records NS-680 US 2016 Sell This Version
NS-680-2 Adele Sebastian - Desert Fairy Princess Adele Sebastian Desert Fairy Princess(LP, Album, RP) Nimbus West Records NS-680-2 US 2016 Sell This Version
NS 680 C Adele Sebastian - Desert Fairy Princess Adele Sebastian Desert Fairy Princess (Album) NS 680 C US 2000 Sell This Version
NS-791 Linda Hill - Lullaby For Linda Linda Hill Lullaby For Linda(LP, Album, RE, TP) Nimbus West Records NS-791 UK, Europe & US 2019 Sell This Version
NS791C Linda Hill - Lullaby For Linda Linda Hill Lullaby For Linda(CD, Album, RE) Nimbus West Records NS791C US 2012 Sell This Version
NS-802 Gary Bias - East 101 Gary Bias East 101 (Album) NS-802 US 1981 Sell This Version
NS802CD Gary Bias - East 101 Gary Bias East 101(CD, Album, RE) Nimbus West Records NS802CD US 2014 Sell This Version
NS-913 Creative Arts Ensemble With B.J. Crowley - One Step Out Creative Arts Ensemble With B.J. Crowley Creative Arts Ensemble With B.J. Crowley - One Step Out (Album) NS-913 US 1981 Sell This Version
NS 913 C Creative Arts Ensemble - One Step Out Creative Arts Ensemble One Step Out(CD, Album, RE) Nimbus West Records NS 913 C US 2001 Sell This Version
NS-1024 Roberto Miguel Miranda* Introducing Virgilio Figueroa - Raphael Roberto Miguel Miranda* Introducing Virgilio Figueroa Roberto Miguel Miranda* Introducing Virgilio Figueroa - Raphael(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records NS-1024 US 1981 Sell This Version
NS 1147 C Horace Tapscott Sextet - Dial 'B' For Barbra Horace Tapscott Sextet Dial 'B' For Barbra(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 1147 C US 2006 Sell This Version
NS 1258 Horace Tapscott / Roberto Miranda / Sonship* - Live At Lobero Vol. II Horace Tapscott / Roberto Miranda / Sonship* Horace Tapscott / Roberto Miranda / Sonship* - Live At Lobero Vol. II(LP, Album, TP) Nimbus West Records NS 1258 US 2021 Sell This Version
NS-1369 Horace Tapscott, Roberto Miranda, Sonship - Live At Lobero Horace Tapscott, Roberto Miranda, Sonship Horace Tapscott, Roberto Miranda, Sonship - Live At Lobero (Album) NS-1369 UK 2019 Sell This Version
NS-1470 Thomas Tedesco* And Ocean (51) - Thomas Tedesco And Ocean Thomas Tedesco* And Ocean (51) Thomas Tedesco* And Ocean (51) - Thomas Tedesco And Ocean(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records NS-1470 US 1982 Sell This Version
NS-1581 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 1 Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 1(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1581 US 1982 Sell This Version
NS-1692 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 2 Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 2(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1692 US 1982 Sell This Version
NS-1703 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 3 Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 3(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1703 US 1983 Sell This Version
NS-1814 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 4 Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 4(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1814 US 1982 Sell This Version
NS-1925 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 5 Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 5(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-1925 US 1984 Sell This Version
NS-2036 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 6 Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 6(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-2036 US 1983 Sell This Version
NS-2147 Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 7 Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 7(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-2147 US 1983 Sell This Version
NS2258C Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 8 Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 8 (Album) NS2258C Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
NS 2369 C Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 9 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 / Roberto Miranda / Sonship* - Live At Lobero Volume 1 Horace Tapscott / Roberto Miranda / Sonship* Horace Tapscott / Roberto Miranda / Sonship* - Live At Lobero Volume 1(CD, Album, RE) Nimbus West Records NS 2370 C US 2006 Sell This Version
NS 2370 C Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 10 Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 10(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 2370 C US 2003 Sell This Version
NS 2581 C Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 11 Horace Tapscott The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 11(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 2581 C US 2007 Sell This Version
NS-3035 Dadisi Komolafe - Hassan's Walk Dadisi Komolafe Hassan's Walk (Album) NS-3035 US 1983 Sell This Version
NS 3035 C Dadisi Komolafe - Hassan's Walk Dadisi Komolafe Hassan's Walk(CD, Album, RE) Nimbus West Records NS 3035 C US 2009 Sell This Version
NS-3146 Rickey Kelly - Limited Stops Only Rickey Kelly Limited Stops Only (Album) NS-3146 US 1983 Sell This Version
NS 3257 Nate Morgan - Journey Into Nigritia Nate Morgan Journey Into Nigritia (Album) NS 3257 US 1983 Sell This Version
NS 3257 C Nate Morgan - Journey Into Nigritia Nate Morgan Journey Into Nigritia(CD, Album, RE) Nimbus West Records NS 3257 C US 2004 Sell This Version
NS-3368 Curtis Clark, Sonship Theus, Roberto Miranda - Phantasmagoria Curtis Clark, Sonship Theus, Roberto Miranda Curtis Clark, Sonship Theus, Roberto Miranda - Phantasmagoria(LP) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS-3368 US 1984 Sell This Version
NS 3479 Nate Morgan - Retribution, Reparation Nate Morgan Retribution, Reparation (Album) NS 3479 US 1984 Sell This Version
NS 3479 C Nate Morgan - Retribution, Reparation Nate Morgan Retribution, Reparation (Album) NS 3479 C Japan 2007 Sell This Version
NS 3702 Jesse Sharps - Sharps And Flats Jesse Sharps Sharps And Flats(LP, RE) Nimbus West Records NS 3702 US 2022 Sell This Version
NS 3702 C Jesse Sharps Quintet & P.A.P.A.* - Sharps And Flats Jesse Sharps Quintet & P.A.P.A.* Jesse Sharps Quintet & P.A.P.A.* - Sharps And Flats(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 3702 C US 2004 Sell This Version
NS 3813 C Curtis Clark - Dreams Deferred Curtis Clark Dreams Deferred(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS 3813 C US 2005 Sell This Version
NS-3924 Billie Harris - I Want Some Water Billie Harris I Want Some Water(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Nimbus West Records NS-3924 US 2020 Sell This Version
NS 3924 C Curtis Clark - Reach, Believe It & Play Curtis Clark Reach, Believe It & Play(CD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 3924 C US 2007 Sell This Version
NS-4035 Horace Tapscott & Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra* - Live At Century City Playhouse 9/9/79 Horace Tapscott & Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra* Horace Tapscott & Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra* - Live At Century City Playhouse 9/9/79(3xLP, Album) Nimbus West Records NS-4035 US 2021 Sell This Version
NS 4035 C Horace Tapscott - Lighthouse 79, Vol. 1 Horace Tapscott Lighthouse 79, Vol. 1(CD, Album, Sli) Nimbus West Records NS 4035 C US 2009 Sell This Version
NS-4146 Horace Tapscott - Tapscott + Winds Horace Tapscott Tapscott + Winds(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records NS-4146 US 2022 Sell This Version
NS 4146 C Horace Tapscott - Lighthouse 79, Vol. 2 Horace Tapscott Lighthouse 79, Vol. 2(CD, Album, Sli) Nimbus West Records NS 4146 C US 2009 Sell This Version
NS 4257C The Nimbus Collective - Live In Lotusland The Nimbus Collective Live In Lotusland(2xCD, Album) Nimbus West Records NS 4257C US 2010 Sell This Version
OTR004 Jesse Sharps Quintet & P.A.P.A* - Sharps And Flats Jesse Sharps Quintet & P.A.P.A* Jesse Sharps Quintet & P.A.P.A* - Sharps And Flats(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Outernational Sounds, Nimbus West Records OTR004 UK 2018 Sell This Version
PMG004LP Dadisi Komolafe - Hassan's Walk Dadisi Komolafe Hassan's Walk (Album) PMG004LP Austria 2016 Sell This Version
THVA-1 Various - Kyoto Jazz Classics Presents Day Dream (A Collection Of Black & Spiritual Jazz From Nimbus Recordings) Various Kyoto Jazz Classics Presents Day Dream (A Collection Of Black & Spiritual Jazz From Nimbus Recordings)(CD, Comp) Think! Records, Nimbus West Records THVA-1 Japan 2006 Sell This Version

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orangecat

orangecat

April 28, 2022
I like this label a lot. Not every one is a home run musically for me but lots of gems to be sure. More for fans of Black Jazz than Strata East. I think the Nate Morgan has been my favorite so far. "One Step Out" and "The Call" are also top titles to start with. Thankfully Pure Pleasure has released re-masters of these extremely rare records, otherwise you'd be paying insane prices.
ruderoy121

ruderoy121

October 29, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
If you like Strata East records, Strata records from Detroit, Black Jazz records, Tribe records, Zulu records just to name a few labels, do not miss out on one of the later records being produced by Nimbus in the west, these sides show that the torch was still burning in the 80s when the others were dying.
I remember about the late 1990s or the early 2000s Honest Jons records, Ladbroke Grove, London, United Kingdom. Had i believe the whole catalogue on vinyl, multiple copies all sealed and brand new, they must have got them from the supplier or warehouse.
They were selling them at normal record prices.
I would buy a sealed copy of the Horace Tapscott With The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra Live At I.U.C.C., then return and buy another copy for safe keeping after listening to the dynamic music being produced, Then see other sealed copy's on the shelf, so i did this with other Nimbus albums. Only to find the prices go through the roof in later years, so now i have many original Nimbus West albums some doubles even still sealed all in pristine condition, boy those were lovely times pre-internet explosion