Horace Tapscott - Dial ‘B’ for Barbra: Pure Pleasure Audiophile


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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 19½-minute version of Linda Hill's "Dem Folks." Although the music could be called avant-garde, its use of rhythms and repetition keep the results from being forbidding and the performances have a momentum of their own.

Side A: 1. Lately’s Solo 10:30  - 2. Dial ‘B’ for Barbra  9:50

Side B:  1. Dem’ Folks 19:37

Side C:  1.  Lately’s Solo (take one)  17:30                    

Side D:  1.  Heard Ya Before Ya Got Here 9:21

 Personnel: Horace Tapscott - piano

                    Reggie Bullen - trumpet                  

                    Gary Bias – alto & tenor saxophone

                    Sabir Mateen – tenor saxophone

                    Roberto Miguel Miranda – bass violin

                    Everett Brown Jr. – drums/percussion

2 x LP