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Cumulative Nimbus: a portrait of a record label

Cumulative Nimbus: a portrait of a record label

About the show

Playing tracks by

Horace Tapscott conducting the Pan, Dadisi Kamolafe, Horace Tapscott with the Pan, Jesse Sharpe Quintet, Horace Tapscott and more.

A brief dip into Nimbus West Records. Nimbus West Records was started by Tom Albach in 1979 after he listened to some tapes he bought from Horace Tapscott, the pianist and composer. Nimbus West released a tranche of superb albums from Tapscott, Adele Sebastian, Rickey Kelly, Robert Miranda, Gary Bias, The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, Curtis Clark, Nate Morgan, Linda Hill and others.


Nakia Talley

Cumulonimbus, magnificent!! Never heard of this record label before; thanks again for the great selection Jazz Dad!!

Doctor Donuts

On top as usual, i will probably spin Nate Morgan .

Bink Figgins

This is pure fire.Fantasy gemstones.


there you go hedonist... Nimbus gears done right. is that where you stole your idea for weak ass cloud cast?

Jazz Dad marvellous indeed!!!

The Jazz Dad

Thanks man. I guess Hedonist was just doling his own take on that great label. Tapscott was definitely the fulcrum around which the label turned, but as you, I and Hedonist knows, there was other exceptional talent on it too! Appreciate your support - check out my other mixes too, I'm sure there's vibes on there you will dig!! One love.


Indeed you are right about the talent, no argument there many of which never got recorded sadly. I came up as a kid around Leimert Park and those cats used to play all the time in our local church and around the park. It was an amazing time sadly gone now... Lino's Pad on the white Lobero is one of my most treasured recordings ever. I intend to check em all out my man. You have great taste and a breadth of knowledge by my skimming through your posts; Indeed you truly are a musical warrior!

The Hedonist

Indeed a great label. Worth of it's own show in my humble opinion

The Jazz Dad

Thanks, yes, everything on the label is 100%

See's To Exist show


Latin Sounds Souls Abound

Is Jesse Sharpe Quintet Question some of the inspiration behind Jazztronik's Samouri,

The Jazz Dad

Ha, you're right. I meant Linda Hill not Susan Hill. Susan Hill was a psych folk singer.....!! Hmmmm might do a psych mix??




great one