AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Pure Pleasure / Nimbus West - NS-1369 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
AAA 100% Analogue - Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering by Kevin Gray
Limited Edition - Pressed at Pallas Germany
The Pure Pleasure label continues to explore the Nimbus West catalogue, stepping into 2020 with a brilliant reissue of Horace Tapscott ‘Live at The Lobero Theater’ is another important jazz album and each listen brings something unexpected. Highly recommended - .UKvibe
Remastered By Kevin Gray!
Live trio date from the legendary LA based pianist, composer and multi-bandleader Horace Tapscott, bassist Roberto Miranda, and percussionist Sonship.
Pianist Horace Tapscott is always at his best when he is leading a trio. "Sketches of Drunken Mary" features some sparkling piano revolving around a most lyrical bass part that is absolutely touching. The piece ends with a long, monstrous drum solo has to be heard to be believed. I recall hearing/seeing the mighty Sonship with John McLaughlin's One Truth band live at Central Park way back in 1979 and being knocked out by his drumming. "Raisha's New Hip Dance" is a lovely piece that starts with some amazingly powerful and somewhat dark solo piano, with some strong two handed playing going in different directions and then winding down to somber conclusion, then building back up once again. The final piece is called "Dark Tree" which is a great work that features a colossal, McCoy-like repeating line that is most hypnotic. The trio explodes in waves together, an immensely propulsive circular current at the center of the storm. Roberto Miranda takes an astonishing, fleet-fingered contrabass solo and then Sonship again provides a cosmic gong, cymbals and drum solo. This is a momentous offering from start to finish. It doesn't get any better than this. -
Horace Tapscott piano
Roberto Miranda bass
Sketches Of Drunken Mary
Raisha's New-Hip Dance
The Dark Tree
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