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Disc 1
01
The Collective The Shepherds's Tune
16 :58
02 10 :51
03
The Pyramids Lalibela
06 :01
04
The Pyramids Masenko Nights
02 :59
05
The Pyramids Ya A Ya A
06 :18
06
The Pyramids The River Ganges
11 :05
07
The Pyramids Mohgo Naba
08 :32
08 06 :37
Disc 2
01
The Pyramids Aomawa
05 :35
02
The Pyramids Birth/Speed/Merging
07 :46
03
The Pyramids Black Man of the Nile
18 :39
04
Idris Ackamoor & Margaux Simmons w/ King's Drummers Of Tamale, Ghana Africa
03 :33
05
Idris Ackamoor Quartet Spirtual Rebirth
05 :48
06
Idris Ackamoor Quartet Topanga
06 :03
07
Idris Ackamoor Ensemble Centurian
08 :08
08
Idris Ackamoor Ensemble Cubana
11 :29
ARTIST
TITLE
Music of Idris Ackamoor 1971-2004
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
EM 1062CD EM 1062CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/4/2006

2012 repress. 2CD collection of the ex-leader of legendary Afro-spiritual/deep funk/free jazz group from 1970s Ohio (later in SF), The Pyramids. Their music is one of the most deep attempts by African-Americans, deep sounds like Strata-East, aggressive performances like Tribe or Black Jazz, every free jazz/funk collector should agree on it. Featuring 10 pieces of The Pyramids taken from their 3 albums and unreleased (!) recordings (including their first live recording in Holland!). Notably, The Pyramids had even stayed in African countries like Morocco, Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia and studied real African culture and music there in the early 1970s. Do you know other African-American jazz musicians who had done such a road trip in the early 1970s?? Also featuring the never-heard pre-Pyramids, P. Sanders and Strata East recording as The Collective, and 4 pieces from the late '70s to '00s, recording as Idris Ackamoor Quartet/Ensemble. Sixteen pieces in total. Ackamoor owns all original master tapes (it's a miracle!) and Em Records checked them all and compiled their finest and best cuts. All digitally re-mastered in excellent sound shapes. This 2CD set will be housed in a big "DUO" case with complete English liner notes written by Ackamoor himself, a bunch of rare photos and session data, etc.