The Pyramids

Aomawa: The 1970s Recordings (Deluxe 4LP Box) (STRUT290LPB)

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Aomawa: The 1970s Recordings (Deluxe 4LP Box)

The Pyramids

Strut

4062548038613

LPS 169272

STRUT290LPB

JAZZ

4

LP 66,10 €

4LP DELUXE BOX

  • Includes remastered original albums in full original artwork:
  • - LALIBELA (1973)
  • - KING OF KINGS (1974)
  • - BIRTH/SPEED/MERGING (1976)
  • Plus bonus LP, first time on vinyl: THE PYRAMIDS - LIVE AT KQED (1975)

A brand new 4LP box set bringing together the incredible 1970s recordings of Afrofuturism pioneers The Pyramids, led by saxophonist Idris Ackamoor. Also includes 12-page 12”-sized booklet features extended interviews with The Pyramids by Francis Gooding and a host of unseen photos.

PERSONNEL & TRACKS:

  • LP ONE: LALIBELA (1973)
  • Idris Ackamoor - (alto & soprano sax, bailophone)
  • Margo Ackamoor - (flute, piccolo, percussion)
  • Kwame Kimathi Asante - (bass, ugandan harp, ethiopian drum, bamboo flute)
  • Masai - (soprano sax, bamboo flute, percussion)
  • Marcel Lytle - (drums, percussion)
  • Hekaptah - (congas drums, percussion)
  • SIDE A:
  • A1. Lalibela ..... 22:00
  • SIDE B:
  • B1. Lalibela (cont.) ..... 5:10
  • B2. Indigo ..... 16:45
  • _________________________________________
  • LP TWO: KING OF KINGS (1974)
  • Idris Ackamoor - (alto & soprano sax, bailophone)
  • Margo Ackamoor - (flute, piccolo, percussion)
  • Kwame Kimathi Asante - (bass, ugandan harp, ethiopian drum, bamboo flute)
  • Hekaptah - (congas drums, percussion)
  • Donald Robinson - (drums, bongos, percussion, vocals)
  • Guest artists:
  • Jerome Saunders - (piano, percussion)
  • Chris Chafe - (cello)
  • SIDE A:
  • A1. Mogho Naba (King of Kings) ..... 8:35
  • A2. Queen of the Spirits ..... 13:30
  • SIDE B:
  • B1. Nsorama (The Stars) .... 18:00
  • B2. My Africa ..... 3:35
  • _________________________________________
  • LP THREE: BIRTH / SPEED / MERGING (1976)
  • Idris Ackamoor aka Bruce Baker - (alto & soprano sax, percussion, vocals)
  • Margo Ackamoor - (flute, piccolo, percussion)
  • Kwame Kimathi Asante - (bass guitar, ugandan harp, ethiopian drum, percussion)
  • Heshima - (acoustic bass)
  • Augusta Lee Collins - (drums, talking drum, percussion)
  • Kenneth Nash - (congas, bongos, vocals)
  • Guest Artist:
  • Mcheza Ngoma - (vocals, steel drums, percussion)
  • SIDE A:
  • A1. Birth/Speed/Merging Suite
  • - Part 1: Aomawa .... 5:29
  • - Part 2: Birth/Speed/Merging .... 7:40
  • - Part 3: Reaffirmation .... 7:33
  • SIDE B:
  • B1. Jamaican Carnival ..... 6:39
  • B2. Black Man and Woman of the Nile .... 16:22
  • _________________________________________
  • LP FOUR: THE PYRAMIDS: LIVE AT KQED (1975)
  • Idris Ackamoor - (alto sax, flute, vocals)
  • Margo Ackamoor - (flute, piccolo, percussion)
  • Kimathi Asante - (bass guitar, percussion, vocals)
  • Heshima - (acoustic bass, percussion)
  • Augusta Lee Collins - (drums, talking drum, percussion)
  • Kenneth Nash - (congas, bongos, vocals)
  • SIDE A:
  • A1. Jamaican Carnival ..... 10:17
  • SIDE B:
  • B1 The King He Comes ..... 7:45
  • B2. Black mas and Woman of the Nile ..... 5:58
  • B3. Theme For Margaux and Kay ..... 3:42