BiographyDelicate, melodic, angular, and challenging...yet full of soul and Gospel roots, pianist Horace Tapscott's music deserves mention in any conversation regarding contemporary jazz. His aggressive, rhythmic atonality recalls Cecil Taylor's approach of "eighty-eight tuned drums," yet he'd just as soon tickle and pound his way through rollicking, finger-popping Blues riffs. And his compositions reveal an innate ability to construct oblique yet evocative melodies, full of striking contrasts and unexpected resolutions.
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