This brilliant piece “The Giant Is Awakened” is the first track on the album of same name by Horace Tapscott. Even it was recorded at 1. April in 1969, it is not for fun. The Giant IS awake ! The album was released in 1969 on Flying Dutchman.
Horace Tapscott began his musical career as a trombonist, and during the early part of the 1950s played in the Gerald Wilson big band. It wasn’t until his US Army tour of duty in the late 1950s that he studied piano. He subsequently gave up the trombone due to an automobile accident while on tour with Lionel Hampton and settled in 1961 in Los Angeles to concentrate on piano. Tapscott came to an obscure form of prominence in that period as a rebellious pianist during a time when New York was quickly becoming recognized as the center of the avant-garde movement. [read more about Horace Tapscott]
Walter Savage Jr. – Bass
Everett Brown Jr. – Drums
Horance Tapscott – Piano
Arthur Blythe – Alto Saxophone
David Bryant – Bass
[guidet by Ronnie Rocket, thanks a lot]