14 février 2010

Nimbus Records: Label's Discography - Update





Le label Nimbus fut fondé en 1
978 à Los Angeles par Tom Albach afin d’enregistrer la musique du Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, d’Horace Tapscott et des membres de l'U.G.M.A.A. (Adele Sebastian, Roberto Miranda, Nate Morgan, Dadisi Komolafe…). Il compte à ce jour 48 références.

L'histoire et l’itinéraire du label peuvent se résumer en quelques mots.
• De 1978 à 1985, Nimbus enregistre essentiellement des musiciens membres de l’U.G.M.A.A. (Union of God’s Musicians and Artists Ascension) fondée en 1961 par Horace Tapscott.
• A la fin des années 80, Tom Albach quitte Los Angeles pour s’installer en Europe à Amsterdam. Là, il enregistre des artistes européens (Ernst Reijseger, Daniele D’Agaro…) ou installés aux Pays-Bas (Curtis Clark, Sean Bergin…) et ce jusqu’à son retour aux Etats-Unis au milieu des années 90.
La discographie du label se divise donc en deux périodes qui se "chevauchent" : Los Angeles de 1978 à 1987 et Amsterdam de 1984 à 1993.
Aujourd’hui, Tom Albach réédite petit à petit son catalogue en CD et publie occasionnellement des enregistrements inédits.

La discographie ci-dessous est ordonnée en fonction des numéros de catalogue des différentes publications.
Notons par ailleurs qu'il existe deux séries de références au sein du catalogue :
• de la référence 135 (Horace Tapscott & P.A.P.A., Flight 17 à la référence 4146 (Horace Tapscott, Lighthouse 79 - vol.2).
• de la référence 501 (Curtis Clark, Letter to South Africa) à la référence 511 (Various Artists, L.A.'s Unsung - Nimbus West Compilation).




Horace Tapscott
with the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra

Flight 17
Nimbus (NIMBUS-135)

















CD reissue: Nimbus West (NS 135 C),

* previously uniss
ued tracks (from the Live at the I.U.C.C. sessions)
Los Angeles, 1978

Horace Tapscott
piano
Jesse Sharps
soprano and tenor saxophones, flute
Linda Hill
piano
Adele Sebastian vocal, flute
James An
drews tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Michael Session
alto saxophone
Kafi Larry Roberts
flute
Herbert Callies alto clarinet
Red Calle
ndar tuba
Archie Johnson
trombone
Lester Robertson
trombone
Everett Brown, Jr.
drums
William Ma
dison percussions, drums
Louis Spears
cello
David Bryant
bass
Kamonta Lawrence Polk
bass
- Flight 17 First Movement (H.Baker)
- Breeze (H.Baker)
- Horacio (R.Miranda)

- Clarisse (J.Sharps)
- Maui (Kamonta)

- Coltrane Medley (J.Coltrane) *
- Village Dance Revisited (S.Mateen) *




Horace Tapscott
with the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra

The Call

Nimbus (NIMBUS 246)

















LP only

Los Angeles, April 8, 1978

Horace Tapscott
piano
Jesse Sharps soprano and tenor saxophones, flute
Linda Hill
piano
Adele Sebastian
vocal, flute
Lester Robertson
trombone
David Bryant
bass
Everett Brown, Jr. drums
Herbert Callies alto clarinet
James Andrews
tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Michael Session alto saxophone
Kafi Larry Roberts
flute, soprano saxophone
Archie Johnson
trombone
Red Callendar
tuba, bass
William Madison
percussions, drums
Louis Spears
cello, bass
Kamonta Lawrence Polk
bass
- The Call (L.Robertson)

- Quagmire Manor At Five A.M. (M.Session)

- Nakatini Suite (C.Masey)
- Peyote Song No. III (J.Sharps)



Horace Tapscott
with the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra

Live At
The I.U.C.C.
Nimbus (No. 357)

















CD reissue: Nimbus West (NS 357 C),
* previously unissued track

Los Angeles,
February-June 1979
Horace Tapscott
piano
Jesse Sharps
soprano saxophone
Sabir Mateen
tenor saxophone
James Andrews
tenor saxophone
Michael Session alto saxophone
Kafi Roberts flute
Herbert Callies
alto clarinet
David Bryant
bass
Alan
Hines bass
Everett Brown, Jr. drums
Adele Sebastian
flute
Billy Harris
soprano and tenor saxophones
Daa’oud Woods percussions
Red Callendar
tuba
Lester Robertson
trombone
John Williams baritone saxophone
Aubrey Hart
flute
Roberto Miranda
bass
Billy Hinton
drums
Linda Hill
piano
Des
ta Walker tenor saxophone
Mike Daniels
percussions
Louis Spears
cello
- Macrame (J.Sharps)

- Future Sally’s Time (A.Blythe/S.Crouch)
- Noissessprahs (S.Mateen)
- McKowsky’s First Fifth (J.Sharps) *

- Village Dance (S.Mateen)
- L.T.T. (H.Tapscott)

- Desert Fairy Princess (J.Sharps)
- Lift Every Voice (J.W.Johnson/J.R.Johnson)



Roberto Miguel Miranda
The Creator’s Musician

Nimbus (468)

















LP only

Los Angeles, 1980
Roberto Miranda bass
- Evolution On The Life Of Moses (R.Miranda)
I. Nile River Chile
II. Prayer For The People (When He Walked Amongst His People)
III. Ten Commandments, 12 Tribes
IV. Wandering
V. Prayer Is Essential
- Saint Michael Servant Of The Lord (R.Miranda)
- Interpolations (R.Miranda)
- Imagined Dance For Solo Bass (R.Miranda)
- Song For String Bass (R.Miranda)



Horace Tapscott / Everett Brown, Jr.
At The
Crossroads
Nimbus (NS 579)


















LP only

Los Angeles, 1980

Horace Tapscott
piano
Everett Brown, Jr.
drums
- At The Cross Roads (H.Tapscott)

- Middle Age Madness (H.Tapscott)

- Ballad For Window Lee Black (H.Tapscott)
- Marcellus III (E.Brown)




Adele Sebastian
Desert Fairy Princess

Nimbus (NS-680)
















CD reissues: Nimbus West (NS 680 C),

Céleste (LXCY-6237)
Los Angeles, 1981
Adele Sebastian flute, vocals
Bobby West piano
Roberto Miranda bass
Billy Higgins drums, gembreh
Rickey Kelly marimbas
Daoude Woods percussions
- Desert Fairy Princess (J.Sharps)
- Belize (R.Kelly)
- I Felt Spring (E.Straughter)
- Man From Tanganyika (M.Tyner)
- Day Dreamer (K.L.Polk)
- Prayer For The People (R.Miranda)



Linda Hill
Lullaby For Linda

Nimbus (#791)

















LP only

Los Angeles, 1981
Linda Hill piano, vocals
Adele Sebastian flute, vocals
Jugegr Juan Grey vocals
Aubrey Hart flute
Sabir Mateen
tenor saxophone, clarinet
Virjilio Figueroa percussions
Everett Brown, Jr. drums
Roberto Miranda bass
Fundi Legohn french horn
- Leland’s Song (L.Hill)
- The Creator’s Musician (R.Miranda)
- Lullaby For Linda (L.Hill)
- Children (L.Hill)



Gary Bias
East 101

Nimbus (NS-802)
















LP only

Los Angeles, 1981
Gary Bias soprano and alto
saxophones, flute
David “Eric” Tillman piano
Rickey Kelly vibes
Fritz Wise drums
John Heard bass
Roberto Miranda bass
Rickey Minor electric bass
- Asiki (G.Bias)

- Dear Violet (G.Bias)
- Arthur’s Vamp (G.Bias)
- East 101 (G.Bias)
- As Children Play (G.Bias)



Creative Arts Ensemble
One Step Out

Nimbus (#913)

















CD reissue: Nimbus West (NS 913 C)

Los Angeles, 1981
Kaeef Ruzadun piano
B.J. Crowley “Shaleethia” vocals
“Jiggs” Wilbert Hemsley tenor
saxophone
Gary Bias
soprano and alto saxophones
Dadisi Komolafe flute
George Bohannon trombone
Jeff Clayton baritone saxophone
Al White trumpet
“The Skipper” Henry Franklin bass
Sonship Theus drums
- One Step Out (K.Ruzadun)
- Flashback Of Time (K.Ruzadun)
- All Praises Due (K.Ruzadun)
- Stars In Lightyear Time (K.Ruzadun)



Roberto Miguel Miranda
Raphael

Nimbus (NS-1024)

















LP only
Hollywood, July-August, 1980
Roberto Miranda bass, vocals
Virgilio Figueroa percussions, vocals
Wynell Montgomery
soprano and tenor saxophones, flute
Vinny Golia
tenor and baritone saxophones
Nels Cline guitar
Vanessa Burch piano
Ben Rosenbloom piano
Hansonia Caldwell piano
Wayne Peet piano
Jeff Littleton bass and electric bass
Alex Cline drums, percussions
Louis Raphael Miranda, Jr.
drums, percussions
George Andujar-Seguidor percussions, vocals
Raul Travieso Rodriguez-Hablador percussions, vocals
Andrew Acosta-Guataca
percussions, vocals
Aviva Rosenbloom vocals
Deborah Miranda vocals
- Bembe (Traditional)
- A Case In Point (W.Montgomery)
- Bata (Traditional)
- Raphael (R.Miranda)
- Faith (R.Miranda)
- Piano Sonata #1 (R.Miranda)
- The Creator’s Musicians (R.Miranda)
- Prayer #1 (R.Miranda)
- Columbia (Traditional)



Horace Tapscott
Dial “B” For Barbra

Nimbus (NS 1147)

















CD reissue: Nimbus West (NS 1147 C)

Los Angeles, 1981

Horace Tapscott
piano
Reggie Bullen
trumpet
Gary Bias
alto and soprano saxophones
Sabir Mateen
tenor saxophone
Roberto Miranda
bass
Everett Brown, Jr. drums, percussions
- Lately’s Solo (H.Tapscott)

- Dial “B” For Barbra (H.Tapscott)
- Dem’ Folks (L.Hill)




Horace Tapscott
Live At Lobero – vo
l. II
Nimbus (1258)

















LP only

Santa Barbara,
November 12, 1981
Horace Tapscott
piano
Roberto Miranda
bass
Sonship Theus
drums
- Lino’s Pad (H.Tapscott)
- Close To Freedom (C.Crunk)

- St. Michael (R.Miranda)




Horace Tapscott
Live At Lobero

Nimbus (1369)

















CD reissue: Nimbus West (NS 2370 C),
* previously unissued track

Santa Barbara, November 12, 1981

Horace Tapscott
piano
Roberto Miranda
bass
Sonship Theus
drums
- Inception (H.Tapscott) *
- Sketches Of Drunken Mary (H.Tapscott)

- Raisha’s New-Hip Dance (H.Tapscott)
- The Dark Tree (H.Tapscott)



Thomas Tedesco
Thomas Tedesco And Ocean

Nimbus (NS-1470)

















LP only

Hollywood, June 17,1981
Thomas Tedesco guitar
Bobby Bradford trumpet
Roberto Miranda bass
Onaje Sherman Ferguson drums
Sartuse percussions
- Number 26 (Free Disco) (T.Tedesco)
- The Doubleness Of Three (T.Tedesco)
- The Azzier The Izz (T.Tedesco)
- Morning Tide (T.Tedesco)



Horace Tapscott
The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 1
Nimbus (NS-1581)

















LP only

Santa Barbara, June, 1982

Horace Tapscott
piano
- Jenny’s Spirit’s Waltz (H.Tapscott)
- Speedy Mike (A.Hines)
- Mother Ship (H.Tapscott)

- This Is For Benny (H.Tapscott)
- Alone Together (H.Dietz/A.Schwartz)
- Haunted (M.Swan)



Horace Tapscott
The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 2
Nimbus (NS-1692)

















LP only

Santa Barbara, November, 1982

Horace Tapscott
piano

- Struggle X An Afro-American Dream (H.Tapscott)

- Many Nights Ago (C.Crunk)



Horace Tapscott
The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 3
Nimbus (NS-1703)


















LP only

Santa Barbara, April, 1983

Horace Tapscott
piano

- The Tuus (H.Tapscott)
- Lately’s Light-Green Blues (H.Tapscott)

- Reflections Of Self (H.Tapscott)

- Kopkee’s Blues (H.Tapscott)

- After The Storm (H.Tapscott)




Horace Tapscott
The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 4
Nimbus (NS-1814)

















LP only

Santa Barbara, September, 1982

Ho
race Tapscott piano
- A Dress For Renee (H.Tapscott)

- The Hero’s Last Dance (H.Tapscott)
- Shades Of Soweto (H.Tapscott)

- Whit (L.Spears)
- First Call Of The Humming Bird (H.Tapscott)
- Toward The Sunset (H.Tapscott)
- As Of Yet (A.Blythe)
- Forgiving (H.Tapscott)



Horace Tapscott
The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 5

Nimbus (NS-1925)


















LP only

Santa Barbara, January, 1984

Horace Tapscott
piano

- Stringeurisms (H.Tapscott)
- I’ll Have One When It’s Over (H.Tap
scott)
- Blues In Pirouette (H.Tapscott)

- Perfumes In The Night (H.Tapscott)
- Hi-Pockets’ Swan Song (H.Tapscott)




Horace Tapscott
The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 6
Nimbus (NS-2036)

















LP only

Santa Barbara, October, 1983

Horace Tapscott piano
- Ancestral Echoes (H.Tapscott)

- Jessica (R.Porter)
- Restless Nights (R.King)
- Chartreuse Blues (H.Tapscott)

- The Golden Pearl (H.Tapscott)
- New Horizon (K.Ruzadun)



Horace Tapscott
The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 7
Nimbus (NS-2147)


















LP only

Santa Barbara, February, 1983

Horace Tapscott piano
- Riding The San Andreas (H.Tapscott)

- Amanda’s Tone Poem (H.Tapscott)
- Southwestern Avenue Shuffle (H.Tapscott)
- Yesterday’s Dream (H.Tapscott)

- ‘Round Midnight (T.Monk)
- On The Nile (C.Tolliver)

- Sonnet Of Butterfly McQueen (H.Tapscott)



Horace Tapscott
The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 8
Nimbus West (NS2258C)

















CD only
Santa Barbara, 1982-1984
Horace Tapscott piano
- Fire Waltz (M.Waldron)
- Little Niles (R.Weston)

- Crepuscule With Nellie (T.Monk)

- As A Child (H.Tapscott)




Horace Tapscott
The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 9
Nimbus West (NS 2369 C)

















CD only
Santa Barbara, 1983
Horace Tapscott piano
- It Never Happened Before (H.Tapscott)

- Fleurette Africaine (D.Ellington)
- Afro-Blue (M.Santamaria)
- Love In Bloom (H.Tapscott)

- Strollin’ (H.Silver)
- Whisper Not (B.Golson)
- Fair-To-Middlin’ (H.Tapscott)
- Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise (S.Romberg)
- Anwar (H.Tapscott)



Horace Tapscott
The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 10
Nimbus West (NS2370C)

















CD only
Santa Barbara, 1982-1984

Horace Tapscott piano
- Miguel (H.Tapscott)

- Roses In Bloom (H.Tapscott)
- Ballad For Samuel (H.Tapscott)

- First Love (H.Tapscott)
- Searching (H.Tapscott)

- Afternoon In Paris (J.Lewis)
- Upside Down (H.Tapscott)
- Getting Ready (H.Tapscott)
- Maya And Me (H.Tapscott)




Horace Tapscott
The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 11
Nimbus West (NS2581C)

















CD only
Santa Barbara, 1982-1984
Horace Tapscott
piano
- Nica’s Dream (H.Silver)
- Besame Mucho (C.Velazquez)

- For Patrice (H.Tapscott)
- A Call for All Demons (Sun Ra)
- Full House (H.Tapscott)
- Long Ago (H.Tapscott)

- Straight Street (J.Coltrane)
- Vigilance (H.Tapscott)
- Sabroso (H.Tapscott)
- This is for Kenny (E.Hope)
- Wistful Vista (H.Tapscott)

- Vox Populi (H.Tapscott)



Dadisi Komolafe
Hassan’s Walk

Nimbus (NS-3035)
















CD reissue: Nimbus West (NS 3035 C)

Los Angeles, October, 1983
Dadisi Komolafe
alto saxophone, flute
Rickey Kelly vibes
Eric Tillman piano
Roberto Miranda bass
Sonship Theus drums
- Hassan’s Walk (D.Komolafe)
- Speak No Evil (W.Shorter)
- Calvary (Traditional)
- ‘Round Midnight (T.Monk)




Rickey Kelly
Limited Stops Only

Nimbus (NS-3146)
















LP only

Los Angeles, October, 1983
Rickey Kelly vibes
Dadisi Komolafe flute
David E. Tillman piano
James Leary, III bass
Sherman Ferguson drums
- Distant Vibes (R.Kelly)
- Flying Colors (R.Ford)
- Yesterdays (J.Kern)
- Same Shame (B.Hutcherson)
- Dolphin Dance (H.Hancock)
- Lush Life (B.Strayhorn)



Nate Morgan
Journey Into Nigritia

Nimbus (NS 3257)
















CD reissue: Céleste (CMYK-6211)

Los Angeles, 1983
Nate Morgan piano
Dadisi Komolafe alto saxophone
Jeff Littleton bass
Fritz Wise drums
- Mrafu (N.Morgan)
- Morning Prayer (N.Morgan)
- Mother (N.Morgan)
- Journey Into Nigritia (N.Morgan)
- He Left Us A Song (N.Morgan)
- Study In C.T. (N.Morgan)



Curtis Clark
Phantasmagoria

Nimbus (3368)

















LP only
Los Angeles, January, 1984
Curtis Clark piano, clarinet
Roberto Miranda bass
Sonship Theus drums

- Phantasmagoria (C.Clark)
- Bouquet (For Dorien Van Stokkom) (C.Clark)
- Missing Persons (C.Clark)
- Thought Of One (C.Clark)



Nate Morgan
Retribution, Reparation

Nimbus (3479)

















CD reissue: Nimbus West (NS 3479 C)

Los Angeles, 1984
Nate Morgan piano
Danny Cortez trumpet
Jesse Sharps reeds
Joel Ector bass
Fritz Wise drums
- U.G.M.A.A.GER (N.Morgan)
- Impulse (N.Morgan)
- Mass Madness (N.Morgan)
- Retribution, Reparation (N.Morgan)
- One Finger Snap (H.Hancock)
- Come Sunday (D.Ellington)



Curtis Clark
Deep Sea Diver

Nimbus (3580)

















LP only
Los Angeles, March, 1985
Curtis Clark piano
Merlene Holsey vocals *
- Rainbow Over Harlem (C.Clark)
- Cosmic Minstrels (C.Clark)
- Deep Sea Diver (C.Clark)
- Farewell Gentle Spirit (For Rev. Frank J.
Harper) (C.Clark)
- Broken Mirror Reflections (C.Clark) *
- Amy Yvonne (C.Clark)
- Rainbow Over Harlem (C.Clark)



Curtis Clark
Amsterdam Sunshine

Nimbus (3691)

















LP only
Amsterdam, November, 1984
Curtis Clark piano
Michael Moore
alto saxophone
Ernst Reijseger cello
Ernst Glerum bass
Dom Mumford drums
- Daniel/Amsterdam Sunshine (For Daniel Halifee) (C.Clark)
- Peu De Sentiment (For Joe Clark) (C.Clark)
- Thought Of One (C.Clark)
- Twinkle In The Old Man’s Eyes (For Daniel Clark) (C.Clark)
- Portrait Of Judy (For Judy Sneed) (C.Clark)
- Flore (For Hilde Van Stokkum) (C.Clark)
- Thought Of One (2nd Version) (C.Clark)




Jesse Sharps
Sharps And Flats

Nimbus West (NS 3702 C)

















CD only,
* previously unissued track by the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (from the Live at the I.U.C.C. sessions)
Los Angeles, 1985
Jesse Sharps reeds
Steve Smith trumpet
Nate Morgan piano
Horace Tapscott piano
Joel Ector bass
Carl Burnett drums

- The Goat And Ram Jam (J.Sharps)
- Question (J.Sharps)
- Macramé (J.Sharps)
- Mike’s Tune (J.Sharps)
- As A Child (H.Tapscott)
- Carnival (J.Sharps)
- McKowsky’s First Fifth (J.Sharps) *



Curtis Clark
Dreams Deferred

Nimbus (NS 3813 C)

















CD only
Amsterdam, 1993
Curtis Clark piano
Wayne Dockery bass
Louis Moholo drums
Sean Bergin
soprano and tenor saxophones
Tobias Delius
tenor saxophone
Felicity Provan trumpet, vocals
Tristan Honsinger cello
- Light Blue (T.Monk)
- Worry Later / San Francisco Holiday (T.Monk)
- Well You Needn't (T.Monk)
- Monk's Mood (T.Monk)
- Misterioso (T.Monk)
- Two Shadows In The Mist (C.Clark)
- Scratched (C.Clark)
- Sean (C.Clark)
- Diaphane (C.Clark)
- Nelson (C.Clark)
- All The Things You Are (J.Kern)



Curtis Clark
Reach, Believe It & Play

Nimbus (NS 3924 C)

















CD only

Los Angeles, probably 1984-1985

Curtis Clark piano
- Boogie Stomp (C.Clark)
- Monk Me (C.Clark)
- Renuphee (C.Clark)
- Everlasting Love (C.Clark)
- Reach (C.Clark)
- Believe It (C.Clark)
- Play (C.Clark)



Horace Tapscott
Lighthouse 79 - vol.1

Nimbus West (NS 4035 C)

















CD only

Hermosa Beach, October 10, 1979

Horace Tapscott
piano
Regie Bullen trumpet
Gary Bias alto saxophone
Roberto Miranda bass
David Bryant bass
George Goldsmith
drums
- Akirfa
(L.Robertson)
- Dem' Folks (L.Hill)

- I Remember Clifford (B.Golson)

- Leland's Song (L.Hill)
- Acirfa (L.Robertson)



Horace Tapscott
Lighthouse 79 - vol.2
Nimbus West (NS 4146 C)

















CD only

Hermosa Beach, October 11, 1979
Horace Tapscott
piano
Regie Bullen trumpet
Gary Bias alto saxophone
Roberto Miranda bass
David Bryant bass
George Goldsmith
drums
- Akirfa (L.Robertson)
- Niger's Theme
(H.Tapscott)
- Stella by Starlight (V.Young/N.Washington)

- Lush Life (B.Strayhorn)
- Inspiration Of Silence (E.Straughter)



The Nimbus Collective
Live In Lotusland
Nimbus West (NS 4257 C)

















CD only

Santa Barbara, July, 1987
Dany Cortez
trumpet
Jesse Sharps reeds
Rickey Kelly vibes
Nate Morgan piano
Joel Ector bass
Derek Roberts
drums
- Retribution, Reparation (N.Morgan)
- Big Spliff
(J.Ector)
- Well You Needn't (T.Monk)

- A bientôt (B.Taylor)
- The Goat And The Ram Jam (J.Sharps)
- Distant Vibes (R.Kelly)
- Mrafu (N.Morgan)
- Mfaconi (R.Kelly)
- Journey Into Nigritia (N.Morgan)



Curtis Clark
Letter To South Africa

Nimbus (NS501C)

















CD only
Amsterdam, late 80s
Curtis Clark piano
John Tchicai
tenor saxophone
Ernst Reijseger cello
Ernst Glerum bass
Louis Moholo drums
- Serious Wishing (For Winnie Mandela) (C.Clark)
- Letter To South Africa (C.Clark)
- Twilight Union (C.Clark)
- What Price Freedom (C.Clark)
- Admission Of Guilt (C.Clark)
- Circumstancial Blues (C.Clark)
- Cape Town 2048 (C.Clark)




Sean Bergin and M.O.B.
Kids Mysteries

Nimbus (NS 502 C)

















CD only

Amsterdam, late 80s
Sean Bergin
alto and tenor saxophones
Michael Moore
alto saxophone and clarinet
Jan Willem Van Der Ham
alto saxophone, bassoon
Alex Maguire piano
Ernst Reijseger
cello
Tristan Honsinger cello
Wolter Wierbos trombone
Eric Boeren trumpet
Ernst Glerum bass
Han Bennink drums
- Purtles (S.Bergin)
- Ice Cream Man (S.Bergin)
- Poor Poise (S.Bergin)
- Tea And Scones (S.Bergin)
- Monkey Woman (S.Bergin)
- Thoko’s Tune (S.Bergin)
- Beach Balls (S.Bergin)
- Kids – Trainride (S.Bergin)




Ernst Reijseger & Alan Purves
TA

Nimbus (NS 503 C)


















CD only
Los Angeles, April 12, 1987
Ernst Reijseger cello
Alan Purves drums, percussions
- Where Is The Light? (E.Reijseger/A.Purves)
- Spinal Chord (E.Reijseger/A.Purves)
- Raspberry (E.Reijseger/A.Purves)
- Sweating In The Rain (E.Reijseger/A.Purves)
- Time’s Sake (E.Reijseger/A.Purves)
- How Great Thow Art (M.Moore)
- Once Upon A Time In A Wee (E.Reijseger/A.Purves)
- Green House (A.Purves)
- Rin Tin Tin (E.Reijseger)
- Walkabout (E.Reijseger/A.Purves)
- Professor Picardi (E.Reijseger/A.Purves)
- Titled (E.Reijseger/A.Purves)
- Untitled (E.Reijseger/A.Purves)
- Off The Ca (Traditional)




Narada Burton Greene
Solo Orchestra In Real Time

Nimbus (NS 504 C)

















CD only
Amsterdam, May 9 & June 7, 1989
Narada Burton Greene keyboards and electronics
- I The Horny Orch. Suite… For Bob Graettinger (N.B.Greene)
1 Introduction
2 Wind Chorus Plus Green Horns
3 The Horny Orch.
- II Night Music For A Summer Afternoon... For Bela Bartok (N.B.Greene)
- III Toy-Mita Orchestral Variations... For Charles Ives (N.B.Greene)




Curtis Clark
Live At The Bimhuis

Nimbus (NS 505 C)

















CD only
Amsterdam, October, 1988
Curtis Clark piano
Andy Sheppard reeds
Ernst Reijseger cello
Ernst Glerum bass
Louis Moholo drums
Jan Piet Visser harmonica
- Reincarnation Of Biggar Thomas (C.Clark)
- With A Little Help Of My Friends (J.Lennon/P.McCartney)
- Boo-Related (C.Clark)
- Deep Sea Diver (C.Clark)
- As Time Goes By (H.Hupfeld)
- Special Delivery (C.Clark)
- Strings Of Ecstasy (For Django Reinhardt) (C.Clark)
- Boogie Stomp (For Amos & Andy) (C.Clark)
- Cosmic Minstrels (C.Clark)




Amsterdam String Trio
Wild West – Live At Santa Barbara

Nimbus (NS 506 C)

















CD only

Santa Barbara, December 2, 1988

Maurice Horsthuis viola
Ernst Reijseger cello
Ernst Glerum bass
- Tripot (M.Horsthuis)
- ...Vnl. Uit Muziek & Kartonnen Dozen... (M.Horsthuis)
- La Tour Qui Chante (M.Horsthuis)
- Footie Waltz (M.Horsthuis)
- Sint & Piet (J.Horsthuis)
- Trench Muzak (M.Horsthuis)
- Ghemoeielijk & Makkelijk (M.Horsthuis)
- Pontius (M.Horsthuis)
- Arrivo (M.Horsthuis)




Daniele D’Agaro
Lingua Franca

Nimbus (NS 507 C)

















CD only
Amsterdam, June 28, 1989
Daniele D’Agaro clarinet
Tristan Honsinger cello
Ernst Glerum bass
- Flo-Walsje (D.D’Agaro)
- Qualche Volta / Polka / Zachila (D.D’Agaro/Traditional/T.Delius)
- Il Nonno / Jack The Knife / Couples (T.Honsinger)
- Real World Cut-Out (T.Honsinger)
- Wee-Wee / Bouja / Semaforo (D.D’Agaro/T.Honsinger/D.D’Agaro)
- Sotto Bicchiere (D.D’Agaro)
- Lights Off (T.Honsinger)
- Ever Never (T.Honsinger)
- Proprio Cosi (D.D’Agaro)



Nate Morgan
Live In Santa Barbara

Nimbus (NS 508 C)

















CD only

Santa Barbara, 1987
Nate Morgan piano
Jeff Littleton bass
Fritz Wise drums
- All Blues (M.Davis)
- Forest Flower (C.Lloyd)
- In A Sentimental Mood (D.Ellington)
- Night In Tunisia (D.GillespieF.Paparelli)
- Darius The Bold (N.Morgan)
- Trench Muzak (Wash/Kapper)



Horace Tapscott
Dissent Or Descent

Nimbus West (NS 509 C)

















CD only

New York and Santa Barbara, 1982-1984

Horace Tapscott
piano
Fred Hopkins
bass
Ben Riley drums
- As A Child (H.Tapscott)
- Sandy And Niles (H.Tapscott)

- To The Great House (H.Tapscott)
- Spellbound (C.Jordan)
- Ballad For Samuel (H.Tapscott)
- Ruby, My Dear (T.Monk)
- Chico’s Back In Town (H.Tapscott)



Billie Harris
I Want Some Water

Nimbus (NS 510 C)

















CD only,
* & ** previously unissued tracks:
* by the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra
(from the Live at the I.U.C.C. sessions),
** solo piano by Horace Tapscott (probably from
The Tapscott Sessions
)
Los Angeles, 1983
Billie Harris reeds
Horace Tapscott piano
David Bryant bass
Everett Brown, Jr. drums
Daaood Woods percussions
Lorelei vocals
- Prayer Of Happiness (B.Harris)
- I Want Some Water (B.Harris)
- The Advocate (B.Harris)
- Blues For Lupé (B.Harris)
- Many Nights Ago (C.Crunk) *
- Why Don't You Listen? (H.Tapscott) **



Various Artists
L.A.'s Unsung
- Nimbus West Compilation
Nimbus (NS 511 C)

















CD only

Los Angeles, 1980-1985
Featuring:
Adele Sebastian flute, vocals
Nate Morgan piano
Jesse Sharps reeds
Billie Harris reeds
Kaeef Ruzadun piano
B.J. Crowley “Shaleethia” vocals
Dadisi Komolafe flute, alto saxophone
Rickey Kelly vibes, marimbas
Roberto Miranda bass
- Desert Fairy Princess (J.Sharps) / Adele Sebastian
- U.G.M.A.A.GER (N.Morgan) / Nate Morgan
- Question (J.Sharps) / Jesse Sharps
- Prayer Of Happiness (B.Harris) / Billie Harris
- Stars In Light Year Time (K.Ruzadun) / Creative Arts Ensemble
- Mrafu (N.Morgan) / Nate Morgan
- Calvary (Traditional) / Dadisi Komolafe
- Same Shame (B.Hutcherson) / Rickey Kelly
- Raphael (R.Miranda) / Roberto Miranda





4 commentaires:

sadf a dit…

awesome

alek a dit…

Merci pour cette excellente discographie ! Savez-vous à quel moment, quelle référence, le label change de nom: de Nimbus Records/Nimbus Recording Co. à Nimbus West?

Rev. bIGhIG a dit…

Just discovered the amazing Nimbus label and its great spiritual jazz.
Thanks for the discography.

Windy Massa a dit…

pay my tribute to you bro. Tapscott and Nimbus West should never be forgotten.