Jesse Sharp’s 1985 album Sharps And Flats reissued on vinyl for the first time

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.


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