Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - We Be All Africans

We Be All Africans

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 7 tracks 14.99 Out of stock.
CD Album 7 tracks 9.99
Download Album (mp3) 7 tracks 7.99
Download Album (wav) 7 tracks 7.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.79

Description

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - We Be All Africans

Alto saxophonist Ackamoor first met Margo Simmons (flute) and Kimathi Asante (electric bass) whilst students together at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio where one of their teachers was renowned pianist, Cecil Taylor. After founding the band in Paris in 1972, performing in Holland and embarking on a "cultural odyssey" across Africa, the group recorded three independent albums (Lalibela in 1973, King Of Kings in 1974 and Birth / Speed / Merging in 1976) and became renowned for their striking live shows, mixing percussive, spiritual and space-age jazz with performance, theatre, and dance. After migrating to San Francisco to perform on the Bay Area arts scene, they disbanded in 1977 after a final show at the UC Berkeley Jazz Festival.

Almost 30 years later, The Pyramids reunited unexpectedly following growing demand for their music from vinyl collectors and jazz fans and embarked on the first of many European tours featuring original members, as well as a fresh line-up including renowned percussionist Kenneth Nash. In 2011 the group signed to German label Disko B who released a new album, the freeform Otherworldly and all three albums from their rare back catalogue. Idris was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by DJ Gilles Peterson at his Worldwide Awards and The Pyramids were back, gaining a whole new legion of fans.

For their new album, We Be All Africans, the group traveled to Berlin to hunker down in Max Weissenfeldt's analogue Philophon studio. The result is a sparkling set of Afro- jazz-funk fusions, from the infectious chants of the title track to the reflective "Epiphany" and the yearning, mournful future single, "Silent Days" featuring the brilliant vocals of Bajka. Weissenfeldt released the first fruits from the sessions, 'Rhapsody In Berlin' as a limited 45 during 2015 and the album features the full unedited version.

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (STRUT144LP)
  1. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - We Be All Africans
  2. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Epiphany
  3. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Silent Days
  4. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Rhapsody In Berlin
  5. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Clarion Call
  6. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Traponga
  7. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Whispering Tenderness
CD Album (STRUT144CD)
  1. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - We Be All Africans
  2. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Epiphany
  3. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Silent Days
  4. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Rhapsody In Berlin
  5. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Clarion Call
  6. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Traponga
  7. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Whispering Tenderness
Download Album (STRUT144D)
  1. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - We Be All Africans
  2. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Epiphany
  3. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Silent Days
  4. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Rhapsody In Berlin
  5. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Clarion Call
  6. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Traponga
  7. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Whispering Tenderness

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 We Be All Africans £0.79
2 Epiphany £0.79
3 Silent Days £0.79
4 Rhapsody In Berlin £0.79
5 Clarion Call £0.79
6 Traponga £0.79
7 Whispering Tenderness £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (7 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 We Be All Africans £0.79
2 Epiphany £0.79
3 Silent Days £0.79
4 Rhapsody In Berlin £0.79
5 Clarion Call £0.79
6 Traponga £0.79
7 Whispering Tenderness £0.79
Entire WAV Download Album (7 tracks) £7.99