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Music of Idris Akamoor 1971-2004
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idris ackamoor - Music of Idris Akamoor 1971-2004

idris ackamoor

Music of Idris Akamoor 1971-2004

€ 22.00

LABEL: EM Records
GENRE: Jazz | FORMAT: double CD | CATALOG N. EM1062DCD | YEAR. (2008)

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RESTOCKED: 2-CD 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 collectors should agree on it. Featuring 10 pieces of The Pyramids taken from their 3 albums and unreleased (!) recordings (included first live recording in Holland!). Notably The Pyramids had even stayed in African countries like Morocco, Ghana, Kenya & Ethiopia and studied real African culture & music there in the early 1970s. Do you know other African-American jazz musicians who had done such a road trip in early 1970?
"recordings range from the collective’s early 70s free-pulse vamping to the pyramids mid-70s snaking horn-lines (including alternate versions of a few pieces from the “birth speed merging” suite reissued on its own by em last year) finally to idris’ quartet/ensemble recordings from the late 70s through the present day. A superb set of sun-ra lineage free jazz..." Mimaroglu


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1-1 Collective (2), The The Shepherd's Tune (16:59)
1-2 Pyramids (3), The Land Of Eternal Song Suite Part 3 (10:51)
1-3 Pyramids (3), The Lalibela (6:02)
1-4 Pyramids (3), The Masenko Nights (3:00)
1-5 Pyramids (3), The Ya A Ya A (6:19)
1-6 Pyramids (3), The The River Ganges (11:06)
1-7 Pyramids (3), The Mohgo Naba (8:32)
1-8 Pyramids (3), The Queen Of The Spirits Part 3 (6:38)
2-1 Pyramids (3), The Aomawa (5:36)
2-2 Pyramids (3), The Birth/Speed/Merging (7:47)
2-3 Pyramids (3), The Black Man Of The Nile (18:39)
2-4 Idris Ackamoor and Margaux Simmonds with King's Drummers Of Tamale, Ghana Africa (3:32)
2-5 Idris Ackamoor Quartet Spiritual Rebirth (5:52)
2-6 Idris Ackamoor Quartet Topanga (6:02)
2-7 Idris Ackamoor Ensemble Centurian (8:06)
2-8 Idris Ackamoor Ensemble Cubana (11:28)