This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.Learn more

Soundohm

play
Pyramids - excerpt 1
Pyramids - excerpt 2

Bala Miller

Pyramids

Label: PMG

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

In stock

€7.00
+
-

Bala Miller was famous for pushing boundaries. His first job was selling beer in the Muslim north. And as a musician he'd always try to sneak in 'local' flourishes while playing trumpet with Bobby Benson and Victor Olaiya. It was with his band, the Pirameeds, however, that he was able to realise his dream of incorporating northern tunes into mainstream highlife. Honed razor sharp from a residency at the Costain Club in Kuduna, the band recorded Pyramids, a breathtaking fusion of Hausa rhythms, jazz and funk. With its haunting trumpet line, tribal drums and imploring Hausa chants, 'Ikon Allah', the power of God, is Bala Miller vision writ large. 'Yo Gboko' is a New York-style street drama, played out on the dusty streets of Northern Nigeria. 'Opportunity Knocks' is a playful burst of ska and 'Stretch Your Nose' is a raucous James Brown fable about the dangers of lying. Bala Miller went on to become one of Nigeria's best-loved personalities. The Costain Club became a renowned meeting place for northern musicians. But his greatest legacy remain Pyramids, an opus that introduced Hausa rhythms and stories to the rest of Nigeria. - Peter Moore

Details
Cat. number: PMG040CD
Year: 2016

More by Bala Miller

Pyramids (LP)
LP | €12.90

More from PMG

Nigeria's Afrobeat - IV (10 LP Bundle)
10 LP in bundle | €140.00
Nigeria's Afrobeat - III (11 LP Bundle)
11 LP in bundle | €150.00
Nigeria's Afrobeat - II (12 LP Bundle)
12 LP in bundle | €150.00
Nigeria's Afrobeat - I (9 LP Bundle)
9 LP in bundle | €140.00
Nigeria's Afrobeat - II (22 CD Bundle)
22 CD in bundle | €150.00
I've Been Loving You
CD | €7.00
Alpha & Omega
CD | €7.00
She Is My Woman
CD | €7.00
Co-Operation
CD | €7.00
I Want You Girl
CD | €7.00
Girls For Sale
CD | €7.00
You & Me
CD | €7.00
Devil Woman
CD | €7.00
Come Go With Me
CD | €7.00
Free Love
CD | €7.00
Rock Town Express
CD | €7.00
Coming Home
CD | €7.00
My Good Friends
CD | €7.00
Apostles
CD | €7.00
Freedom Anthem
CD | €7.00