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Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Rhapsody In Berlin

A: “Rhapsody In Berlin Pt. 1”
B: “Rhapsody In Berlin Pt. 2”

The Pyramids and their multi-instrumentalist leader Idris Ackamoor have revived the burning fire behind three lauded privately pressed 1970s albums and the movement that followed. The Pyramids’ honest love for music, their firm belief in its social impact have shaped their story and style: after studying with free-jazz icon Cecil Taylor, the Pyramids left for a journey through Africa in 1972 where they connected with their cultural roots and developed their own musical vision. On “Rhapsody in Berlin” their vision is still bright and unclouded: a melodic horn theme interplays with a Pygmy flute, driving guitar riffs and heavy funk rhythms. Co-produced by Ackamoor and drummer Max Whitefield.

Philophon 005: Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
Philophon 004: Hailu Mergia
Philophon 003: Roy X
Philophon 001: Guy One

01. Rhapsody In Berlin Pt. 1
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
02. Rhapsody In Berlin Pt. 2
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids