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IDRIS ACKAMOOR & THE PYRAMIDS

WE BE ALL AFRICANS

STRUT



CD

Released: 27th May 2016

£9.99

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lp + cd

Released: 27th May 2016

£20.99

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a sparkling set of Afro- jazz-funk fusions - the new studio album from West coast intergalactic jazz mavericks, The Pyramids, led by their inspirational bandleader, Idris Ackamoor.

from the infectious chants of the title track to the reflective ‘Epiphany’ to the yearning, mournful ‘Silent Days’ featuring the brilliant vocals of Bajka, this is a very welcome return. Alto saxophonist Ackamoor first founded The Pyramids alongside fellow students Margo Simmons (flute) & Kimathi Asante (electric bass) in 1972. the group recorded 3 independent albums & became renowned for their striking live shows, mixing percussive, spiritual & space-age jazz with performance, theatre & dance. After migrating to San Francisco to perform on the Bay Area arts scene, they disbanded in 1977. In 2012 the group signed to German label Disko B who released a new album, the freeform ‘Otherworldly’ & all 3 albums from their rare back catalogue.

WE BE ALL AFRICANS

Tracklist

  1. We Be All Africans
  2. Epiphany
  3. Silent Days
  4. Rhapsody In Berlin
  5. Clarion Call
  6. Traponga
  7. Whispering Tenderness
  8. Release