Horace Tapscott

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Birthday
6, 1934
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Feb 27, 1999 (64)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
6, 1934
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Feb 27, 1999 (64)

About

Individualistic, avant-garde, bop-leaning jazz artist who influenced Los Angeles free jazz, yet spent his life on the fringes.

Before Fame

He discovered L.A. jazz when it was entering its prime and artists such as Dexter Gordon, Art Tatum, and Coleman Hawkins were dominating the scene.

Trivia

He played a role in establishing the Union of God's Musicians in 1961, which later bred the Pan-African People's Arkestra.

Family Life

He was born to a musically accomplished mother, Mary Malone Tapscott, who was both a professional pianist and singer.

Associated With

He was compared favorably to Thelonious Monk.