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Horace Tapscott: Dissent or Descent

Given Tapscott’s recent ascendance to ancestry, courtesy of that old devil cancer, the title of this disc is rather prophetic. Clearly Horace Tapscott in his rich artistic life chose to dissent, never descending to the ordinary or the mundane. His lack of conformity was borne out in a stubborn refusal to forsake the Los Angeles root he steadfastly nurtured and in his lack of pianistic compromise.

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