• 1. The Goat and the RamJam
  • 2. Question
  • 3. Macrame
  • 4. Mike's Tune
  • 5. As a Child
  • 6. Carnival
  • 7. The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – McKowsky's First Fifth

Here we go - first time vinyl issue for Jesse Sharp’s slept-on deep jazz classic Sharps And Flats!

Jesse Sharps is a major figure in the history of jazz music in Los Angeles. As the bandleader for Horace Tapscott’s Pan-Afrikan People’s Arkestra (P.A.P.A.) – the Marshall Allen to Tapscott’s Sun Ra.

Sharps And Flats was recorded in 1985 for Tom Albach’s legendary Nimbus West imprint, a label Albach had founded specifically to document the work of Horace Tapscott and his circle. Featuring a quintet of P.A.P.A. regulars at the height of their game, Sharps And Flats is one of the great lost Nimbus sessions – it lay unissued until 2004, and never saw a vinyl press. Includes ‘McKowsky’s First Fifth’, a stunning 16 minute bonus cut by the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra featuring Horace Tapscott, recorded in 1979.

Highly recommended!!!

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