In 1961 pianist Horace Tapscott
turned down a chance to have a high-profile career with the Lionel Hampton band and spent the next several decades in Los Angeles, leading several community-jazz bands and doing his best to extend the mentoring and teaching tradition that he had experienced growing up during the glory days of L.A.'s Central Avenue era
. The underground jazz scene that he helped to create
and sustain--a vibrant, multi-arts mix...
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