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THE MUSIC FINDS A WAY
A PAPA/UGMAA Oral History of Growing Up In Postwar South Central Los Angeles
by Steven L. Isoardi
with artists of The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra
and The Union of God’s Musicians and Artists Ascension
In the post World War II era, dozens of young African Americans in South Central Los Angeles found their way to careers in music. In a community facing challenging social conditions and with little to no outside support, they would become artists, supported by the best that their community and culture had to offer, from neighborhood and family to schools and churches, private teachers, formal and informal spaces and institutions, and more than a few unsung heroes.
100 pages (in English)
Front cover illustration and design by Paul Rogers
Layout by Blue Trimarchi of Art Works Fine Art, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Roberto Miranda, double bass, congas
Bobby Bradford, cornet, trumpet
John Carter, clarinet
James Newton, flute
Horace Tapscott, piano
Thom David Mason, alto and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet
Louis R. Miranda, Sr., vocals, percussions
Louis R. Miranda, Jr., drums
David Bottenbley, guitar, electric bass, percussion, vocals
Elias "Buddy" Toscano, drums, timbales
Cliff Brooks, timbales, congas, bongos
DARK TREE - Roots Series
released March 5, 2021
Under exclusive license from Miguel Music.
All music composed by Roberto Miranda, published by Miguel Music.
Recorded live on Saturday, May 25, 1985 at 8:00 pm,
Bing Theatre, University Park U.S.C., 3500 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA.
Recorded by Bruce Bidlack.
Transferred and mastered by Wayne Peet at Newzone Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
Independent Free Improvisation/Free Jazz record label founded in 2011 in Paris, France.
Our regular series
focuses on contemporary artists while our "Roots Series" documents previously unreleased performances of the Los Angeles avant garde jazz scene of the late '70s....more