Preview a new Horace Tapscott, Michael Session live album

Capturing a 1989 performance in Avignon, France.

A live album of a Horace Tapscott and Michael Session archival performance is out later this month, with the track “Retributions, Reparations” now available for listening.

The six-track album captures a performance by Tapscott, founder of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, and his close friend and collaborator Session on October 14, 1989 in Avignon, France. The pair had been on a European tour, presenting compositions by musicians from the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Leimert Park: Jesse Sharps, Nate Morgan and Tapscott himself. With Tapscott on piano and Session on saxophone, the duo tackle “Retributions, Reparations”—a Morgan composition—which they stretch out to nearly ten minutes.

The full record Horace Tapscott & Michael Session Live in Avignon, France 1989 will be released September 25. Hear “Retributions, Reparations” now:


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