February 27, 2019
A rare spiritual jazz opus.
Jazz pianist and composer Horace Tapscott’s 1979 album Live at I.U.C.C. is being reissued for the first time, on 3xLP via Soul Jazz this April.
Originally recorded at the Immanuel United Church of Christ, The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra is described by Soul Jazz as “part Sun Ra Arkestra, part John Coltrane, part Art Ensemble of Chicago.”
Pan-Afrikan People’s Arkestra was an independent black arts organisation formed in ’61 – comprised of musicians, poets, dancers and painters from the Watts area of Los Angeles.
Tapscott conducting The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra LP The Call (1978) will also be re-released via Soul Jazz in May.
Pre-order a copy here ahead of its 5th April release, listen to ‘Macrame’ and check out the track list below.
2. Future Sally’s Time
4. McKowsky’s First Fifth
5. Village Dance
7. Desert Fairy Princess
8. Lift Every Voice