Tapscott, Horace - Dial B For Barbra

SKU: 050870
UPC: 5060149623374

New Vinyl Record - Horace Tapscott Sextet, Dial B For Barbra

Pure Pleasure

The best of pianist Horace Tapscott's recordings for the tiny Nimbus label is this 1981 LP which features him in a sextet with trumpeter Reggie Bullen, altoist Gary Bias, tenor saxophonist Sabir Matteen, bassist Roberto Miranda and drummer Everett Brown, Jr.

The group stretches out on a couple of Tapscott's originals plus a 19-and-a-half-minute version of Linda Hill's 'Dem Folks.' Although the music could be called avant-garde, it's use of rhythms and repetition keep the results from being forbidding and the performances have a momentum of their own. A great group recording from pianist Horace Tapscott - recorded in LA in the early 80s, but done with all the righteousness and spirituality of his earlier albums! Tracks are long and exploratory, but also relatively lyrical too - stretching out with a style that's never too 'outside', and which has Horace and the group really soaring to the heavens on the best moments!

  • 1 Lately's Solo
  • 2 Dial 'B' for Barbra
  • 3 Dem' Folks
  • 4 Lately's Solo (Take One)
  • 5 Heard Ya Before Ya Got Here