Thoughts of Dar es Salaam

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Thoughts of Dar es Salaam
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Studio album by Horace Tapscott
Released 1997
Recorded June 30 & July 1, 1996 at Eastside Sound, NYC
Genre Jazz
Length59:40
Label Arabesque
AJ0128
Producer Ray Drummond and Daniel Chriss
Horace Tapscott chronology
Aiee! The Phantom
(1996)
Thoughts of Dar es Salaam
(1997)

Thoughts of Dar es Salaam is an album by American jazz pianist/composer Horace Tapscott recorded in 1996 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 Thom Jurek stating, "The final album by West Coast pianist and composer Horace Tapscott is one of sublime gentility, reaching harmonic elegance and meditative grace". [3]

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Track listing

All compositions by Horace Tapscott except as indicated

  1. "As a Child" - 7:06
  2. "Bibi Mkuu: The Great Black Lady" (Alan Hines) - 5:34
  3. "Lullaby in Black" (Thurman Green) - 3:19
  4. "Sandy and Niles" - 4:44
  5. "Wiletta's Walk" - 9:08
  6. "Social Call" (Gigi Gryce) - 8:53
  7. "Oleo" (Sonny Rollins) - 8:07
  8. "Thoughts of Dar Es Salaam" - 6:50
  9. "Now's the Time" (Charlie Parker) - 5:59


Personnel

Piano musical instrument

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Ray Drummond American musician

Ray Drummond is a jazz bassist and teacher. He also has an MBA from Stanford University, hence his linkage to the Stanford Jazz Workshop. He can be heard on hundreds of albums and co-leads The Drummonds with Renee Rosnes and Billy Drummond.

Double bass Acoustic stringed instrument of the violin family

The double bass, or simply the bass, is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra.

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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 Jurek, T., Allmusic Review accessed February 5, 2015