HORACE TAPSCOTT with the PAN AFRIKAN PEOPLES ARKESTRA and the GREAT VOICE OF UGMAA – Why Don’t You Listen? – Live at LACMA, 1998 – DT(RS)11
THE PAN AFRIKAN PEOPLES ARKESTRA: MICHAEL SESSION saxophones soprano, alto, ténor / PHIL RANELIN trombone / HORACE TAPSCOTT conducteur, pianiste / ALAN HINES contrebasse / TREVOR WARE contrebasse / LOUIS LARGE contrebasse / DONALD DEAN batterie / NAJITE AGINDOTAN congas / BILL MADISON percussions / DWIGHT TRIBLE voix
THE GREAT VOICE OF UGMAA: AFIFA AMATULLAH / AMINA AMATULLAH / DONTE CHAMBERS / NDUGU « JINGLES » CHANDLER / BRENDA HEARN / CHINI KOPANO / TORRE REESE / MARIA ROSE / TINA / DENISE TRIBBLE / DWIGHT TRIBLE direction / CAROLYN WHITAKER
Tracklist: 01 | aiee! The Phantom | 02 | Caravan | 03 | Fela Fela | 04 | Why Don’t You Listen? | 05 | Little Africa |
Enregistré le vendredi 24 juillet 1998 au Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA. Enregistré, mixé et masterisé par Wayne Peet. Produit par Bertrand Gastaut pour Dark Tree sous licence exclusive de la famille d’Horace Tapscott. Conception graphique : Marie Gastaut – Photos par Warren Berman. Notes de pochette par Steve Isoardi
This is a listing of (1) music performed by UGMA/UGMAA/PAPA artists, and/or (2) sheet music in the Horace Tapscott Archive. In the case of the latter, the compositions range from full scores to lead sheets, or even music for only one or two instruments.
The bulk of the compositons is by members of UGMA/UGMAA/PAPA, and indicates the range of music coming from this organization. To be a community movement, Horace realized that it had to embrace, perform, and record more than the work of one artist, and he never relented in encouraging members to write whatever they were hearing. At one point he had a large chest that contained compositions and he encouraged everyone to contribute. An ambition of most was to offer at least one piece to this treasure chest.
When the Arkestra recorded sixteen pieces covering four LPs for Nimbus Records during 1978-1979, only one of those compositions, “L.T.T.,” was by Horace, one was by Cal Massey, “Nakatini Suite,” and a third was “Lift Every Voice,” the Negro National Anthem by J.W. and J.R. Johnson. The other thirteen pieces were all originals by eight Arkestra members.
The listing is by Composition in alphabetical order, followed by Composer and Arranger, where known. — a work-in-progress / compiled by Steven L. Isoardi