with the PAN AFRIKAN PEOPLES ARKESTRA
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Horace Tapscott family, of this previously unpublished studio recording.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
Includes a 16-page booklet with liner notes by Steven Isoardi, photos by Mark Weber and from the
Horace Tapscott Archive.