This film documents the life of the late musical genius and community activist Horace Tapscott, who was blacklisted in the 1960s and ’70s because of his political affiliations and the LAPD claiming his music incited people to riot. Mr. Tapscott is the storyteller, the griot, whose life and words chronicle the development of jazz in Los Angeles. He is also in conversation with musicians Don Cherry, Arthur Blythe, and Samuel Browne, his teacher and mentor. A cultural icon, he fulfilled his commitment to his teacher by mentoring three generations of young jazz musicians and toured nationally and internationally before his death in 1999. Members of the LA Rebellion including Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Bernard Nicolas, and other filmmakers from that community worked on this film.