HORACE TAPSCOTT ANCESTRAL ECHOES: The Covina Sessions, 1976 compact disc pre order

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ANCESTRAL ECHOES: The Covina Sessions, 1976

CD only release

D - Digisleeve

DARK TREE  “Roots Series” – DT(RS)13   


Dark Tree Records is very pleased to announce you the release, under exclusive license from the

Horace Tapscott family, of this previously unpublished studio recording.

In January 1976, the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra recorded at Audiotronics Recording Studio in

Covina, east of Los Angeles.

Musicians assumed these tapes were lost, but they survived in Horace’s archive and a copy of

some tracks in that of Nimbus West.

Four pieces appear on this CD: Ancestral Echoes, the Eternal Egypt Suite, Sketches of Drunken

Mary and Jo Annette.

It features Horace Tapscott leading the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra with Aubrey Hart, Adele

Sebastian, Jesse Sharps, Gary Bias, Michael Session, Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq, James Andrews,

Charles Chandler, Amos Delone, Steven Smith, Lester Robertson, Wendell C. Williams, Red

Callender, Linda Hill, David Bryant, Marcus McLaurine, Ricky Simmons, Ishmael Balaka, Moises

Obligacion and Kamau Daaood. Other possible participants: Herbert Callies, Dadisi Komolafe and

Robert Watt.

Includes a 16-page booklet with liner notes by Steven Isoardi, photos by Mark Weber and from the

Horace Tapscott Archive.