"2CD collection of the ex-leader of legendary deep and spiritual afro-jazz group from early '70s Ohio (later in San Francisco), The Pyramids. Their music is one of the most exotic attempts by African-Americans, heavy and free sounds like Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Early'70s Miles, aggressive performances like Oneness of Ju Ju, Albert Ayler... but their original form. Perhaps every free jazz-funk listeners may agree it. Feat. 12 pieces of The Pyramids taken from their three studio albums and unreleased recordings (included first live recording in Holland!). Notably The Pyramids had ever stayed some African countries incl. Morroco, Ghana, Kenya and Etiopia and studied real African culture and music there in early 1970s. Do you know other African-American Jazz musicians who had done such a road trip in early 1970s? Also this 2CD set featured a never heard before pre-Pyramids recording in Pharoah Sanders & Strata East-ish style as The Collective, and 4 pieces from late 1970s to receny 2000s recordings as Idris Ackamoor Quartet-Ensemble. Ackamoor do owns all original master tapes and we checked them many and many and compiled their finest and best cuts. All digital re-mastered in excellent sound shapes. This 2CD set will be in 'Duo' case with complete English liner notes written by Ackamoor himself, bunch of rare photos and session datas etc... it shall be one of the best CD which EM Records has ever produced. Liner notes by Idris Ackamoor. English-Japanese text. 36p thick booklet." (label info)
in stock | JP| 2006| EM RECORDS | 23.90

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