Genre: Jazz
Label: Pure Pleasure
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Horace Tapscott Sextet Dial 'B' For Barbra 180g 2LP

Horace Tapscott Sextet

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180g High Quality Pressing!
Remastered By Kevin Gray!
Fantastic 1981 Album On Double LP!

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.

The group here is a sextet - with the great Gary Bias on alto and soprano saxophone, plus Sabir Matteen on tenor, Reggie Bullen on trumpet, Roberto Miguel Miranda on bass, and Everett Brown on drums and percussion - all working with a cohesiveness that reminds us of some of Tapscott's larger group recordings, but with a cleaner, leaner kind of feel. Titles include "Lately's Solo," "Dial 'B' For Barbra," and "Dem' Folks."

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.
-Scott Yanow,, 4.5/5 stars


  • 180g Vinyl
  • Double LP
  • Remastered by Kevin Gray
  • First time on vinyl since 1981
  • Gatefold Sleeve
  • Made in the UK


Horace Tapscott piano
Reggie Bullen trumpet
Gary Bias alto & soprano saxophone
Sabir Matteen tenor saxophone
Roberto Miguel Miranda bass violin
Everett Brown Jr. drums/percussion


Side A:

  1. Lately's Solo
  2. Dial 'B' For Barbra

Side B:

  1. Dem' Folks

Side C:

  1. Lately's Solo (Take One)

Side D:

  1. Heard Ya Before Ya Got Here

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