Jesse Sharps 1985 album Sharps And Flats has been issued for the first time on vinyl, via Outernational Sounds.
Originally recorded in 1985 for Tom Albach’s legendary Nimbus West imprint, a label Albach founded explicitly to document the work of Horace Tapscott and his circle. Featuring a quintet of P.A.P.A. regulars at the height of their game, Sharps And Flats is one of the great lost Nimbus sessions – it lay unissued until 2004, and never saw a vinyl press.
In line with the original Nimbus CD release, this edition of Sharps And Flats includes ‘McKowsky’s First Fifth’, a stunning 16-minute bonus cut by the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra featuring Horace Tapscott, recorded in 1979.
A lost classic of the LA underground, Outernational Sounds continues to unearth some great stuff.
Buy Sharps and Flats here.