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Aiee! The Phantom: Horace Tapscott

Steven L. Isoardi

in The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245914
eISBN:
9780520932241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245914.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the legacy of Horace Tapscott for the Underground Musicians and Artists Association (UGMAA) and Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (PAPA). It suggests that Tapscott's passing left a ... More


Lino's Pad: African American Los Angeles and the Formation of the Underground Musicians Association

Steven L. Isoardi

in The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245914
eISBN:
9780520932241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245914.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the expansion of the African American community in Los Angeles, California and during the 1960s and the formation of the Underground Musicians Association (UGMA). It discusses ... More


The Black Apostles: The Arkestra/UGMAA Ethos and Aesthetic

Steven L. Isoardi

in The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245914
eISBN:
9780520932241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245914.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the ethos and aesthetic of the Union of God's Musicians and Artists Ascension (UGMAA) and the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (PAPA). It suggests that the success of the ... More


The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

Steve Isoardi

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245914
eISBN:
9780520932241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245914.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

While he was still in his twenties, Horace Tapscott gave up a successful career in Lionel Hampton's band and returned to his home in Los Angeles to found the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, a community ... More


Ancestral Echoes: Roots of the African American Community Artist

Steven L. Isoardi

in The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245914
eISBN:
9780520932241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245914.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter traces the roots of the African American community artist in Los Angeles, California. It suggests that one of the most important community arts organizations was the movement begun in ... More


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