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Pianist Tapscott with John Carter, Cecil McBee and Andrew Cyrille in a rare record of mostly original Tapscott compositions, significant music from a legendary player.

Tapscott, Horace
The Dark Tree [2 CDs]

Tapscott, Horace: The Dark Tree  [2 CDs] (Hatology)
Label: Hatology    
Released in: Switzerland    

"This was an important, revealing release when it was first issued in 1991.Now, with both Horace Tapscott and John Carter having passed on, it takes on even more significance with our knowing that they are beyond the vagaries ofman and Fate, and cannot contribute any more to our lives. On The Dark Treethey created music of power and drama, beauty and spirit. It's a shame wehad to wait so long to hear it, and now we should treasure it."-Art Lange

"Pianist Horace Tapscott has long been Los Angeles's great undiscovered legend. A very original stylist capable of playing bop, free jazz or anything in between, Tapscott does not sound like anyone else. Unfortunately he has made few recordings through the years and thus far none with his regular working band of the past decade, but his two Hat Art CDs partly fill the gap. Tapscott was teamed during a stint at Catalina's in Hollywood with clarinetist John Carter, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Andrew Cyrille. The lengthy renditions they give three of the pianist's compositions (along with trombonist Thurman Green's "One for Lately") allows listeners outside of L.A. a rare opportunity to hear Tapscott stretching out on records."-Scott Yanow, All Music

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Product Information:

UPC: 752156063025

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: 630-2
Squidco Product Code: 11777

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 3 panels
Recorded live in Hollywood on December 14-17, 1989 by Peter Pfister.


Horace Tapscott-piano

John Carter-clarinet

Cecil McBee-double bass

Andrew Cyrill-drums

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Track Listing:

Disc 1:

1. The Dark Tree 20:57

2. Sketches Of Drunken Mary 11:32

3. Lino's Pad 16:46

4. One For Lately 10:23

Disc 2:

1. Sandy And Niles 11:18

2. Bavarian Mist 13:16

3. The Dark Tree 2 18:30

4. A Dress For Renee 4:57

5. Nija's Theme 19:42

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