Dwight Trible

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Vocalist Dwight Trible is originally from Cincinnati, but he’s lived in Los Angeles since the early 1970s. He’s recorded several albums on his own, but is probably best known right now for contributing to Kamasi Washington‘s The Epic and Heaven and Earth. Still, he’s a hugely important figure on the L.A. scene, because he was a member of Horace Tapscott‘s Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra, and still works with that group now that Tapscott himself is deceased; he’s also the executive director of the World Stage, a performance space and community center where Washington and the whole West Coast Get Down all got their start. He’s not just a musician; he’s an organizer, and a leader, helping preserve the artistic community there.

In this interview, we talk about a lot of different subjects, including his work with Tapscott, with Washington, with Pharoah Sanders, and much more. It’s a very interesting conversation, and one I hope you’ll enjoy.

Music heard in this episode:

Dwight Trible, “Mothership” (Mothership)

Dwight Trible, “Tomorrow Never Knows” (Mothership)