Horace Tapscott: Musical Griot

Horace Tapscott: Musical Griot is a movie starring Horace Tapscott. HORACE TAPSCOTT MUSICAL GRIOT documents the life of piano genius, community activist, and mentor to three generations of young jazz musicians-the late Horace...

Running Time
1 hours 12 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Barbara McCullough
Actors
Horace Tapscott
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Horace Tapscott: Musical Griot» (15)

Kathy avatar
Kathy

HORACE TAPSCOTT MUSICAL GRIOT documents the life of piano genius, community activist, and mentor to three generations of young jazz musicians-the late Horace Tapscott. It reveals jazz history of Los Angeles from his boyhood arrival from Texas in the 1940's, the awakening of his political awareness in the 1950's, turbulent 1960's and 1970's when his "Arkestra" was the band of choice performing at political rallies. These performances precipitated police scrutiny and blacklisting. In the 1990's his contributions to the L.A. jazz scene became well established. Mr. Tapscott conveys this history through conversations with his mentor, Dr. Samuel Browne, fellow musicians Don Cherry and Arthur Blythe, poet K. Curtis Lyle, and musician and writer, Greg Tate to name a few. He performs in piano solo, leading the Pan African People's Arkestra and during his trio performance at the Village Vanguard in New York City. Horace Tapscott was the storyteller, the griot, who as in West African societies maintains the legacy, knowledge, and history of their group in oral form. He was a musical griot. The film was originally shot in16mm film from 1977 to 1991.

Angela H. avatar
Angela H.

Horace Tapscott is an excellent, natural actor. This movie is funny, touching, sad, and quirky. I love it.

Billy Wells avatar
Billy Wells

Barbara McCullough really surprised me! Not only did he assemble a surprisingly talented cast, but he was able to make you really connect with the situation.

Raymond Cruz avatar
Raymond Cruz

I'm surprised I've not watched it sooner but hugely enjoyed every moment of this film. This film is up there in my top 10 films!

Harry M. avatar
Harry M.

This movie was actually quite good. I will watch it again in the near future to admire all the details.

Victoria avatar
Victoria

Words cannot describe the perfection that is this film. Barbara McCullough did a fantastic job! Solid cast, action, effects, everything.

Brenda Barnett avatar
Brenda Barnett

Dazzlingly brilliant! Just Check it out! I have to say that this is an extremely well-made film I really like.

Roger C. avatar
Roger C.

I enjoy most of Barbara McCullough movies. I know his parents are proud!

Jessica avatar
Jessica

This film is truly a masterpiece, and Barbara McCullough greatest work to date!