Aiee! The Phantom

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Aiee! The Phantom
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Studio album by Horace Tapscott
Released 1996
Recorded June 1995 at Systems Two Recording Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Genre Jazz
Length59:21
Label Arabesque
AJ0119
Producer Adam Abeshouse and Daniel Chriss
Horace Tapscott chronology
The Dark Tree
(1989)
Aiee! The Phantom
(1996)
Thoughts of Dar es Salaam
(1997)

Aiee! The Phantom is an album by American jazz pianist/composer Horace Tapscott recorded in 1995 and released on the Arabesque label. [1] [2]

Horace Tapscott American musician

Horace Elva Tapscott was an American jazz pianist and composer. He formed the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra in 1961 and led the ensemble through the 1990s.

Arabesque Records is an American record company and label specializing in jazz and classical music.

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Reception

Professional ratings
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AllMusic awarded the album 4½ stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "Falling between post bop and the avant-garde, Tapscott plays locally with a blazing (if thus far undocumented) quartet... Perhaps this recording (available from Arabesque) will alert the rest of the jazz world as to the strong talents of the great veteran Horace Tapscott". [3]

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Track listing

All compositions by Horace Tapscott except as indicated

  1. "To the Great House" - 7:52
  2. "The Goat and Ram Jam" (Jesse Sharps) - 8:54
  3. "Aiee! The Phantom" - 10:31
  4. "Drunken Mary/Mary on Sunday" - 9:30
  5. "Inspiration of Silence" (Ernest Straughter) - 6:42
  6. "Mothership" - 15:52

Personnel

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Marcus Belgrave American trumpeter

Marcus Batista Belgrave was an American jazz trumpet player from Detroit, born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He recorded with numerous musicians from the 1950s onwards. Belgrave was inducted into the class of 2017 of the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in Detroit, Michigan.

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References

  1. Horace Tapscott discography accessed February 5, 2015
  2. Jazzlists: Arabesque Jazz discography accessed May 14, 2018
  3. 1 2 Yanow, S., Allmusic Review accessed February 5, 2015