Genre: Jazz
Label: Strut
Size: 12"
Additional Artists: Jerome Saunders Chris Chafe
Format: 33RPM,

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The Pyramids King of Kings LP

The Pyramids

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SKU:
STLP161
UPC:
4062548038569
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1974 Album on Vinyl LP!

King of Kings was recorded in 1974 and features a wider array of instruments including Ugandan harp and balafon. Perhaps best known for the expansive "Nsorama (The Stars)," a seminal work of spiritual jazz.

...in the early 1970s, the Ohio band the Pyramids were laying down sounds that stand the test of time. They mixed jazz (free, bop, and fusion) with powerful funk grooves and elements of African styles. KING OF KINGS has a slightly higher soul/R&B quotient than their other discs, but make no mistake - their singularly powerful, driving, and inclusive approach to rhythm glows throughout.
-Mark Keresman, AllMusic.com

Features

  • Vinyl LP
  • Remastered by Francesco Donatello at Calyx Mastering
  • Manufactured in Poland
  • Assembled in Czech Republic

Musicians

Idrissa Ackamoor aka Bruce Baker alto sax, talking drum, bailophone, one-stringed goge, Ethiopian drum, calypso box
Margo Ackamoor flute, percussion
Kwame Kimathi Asante aka Thomas Williams Hagstrom bass, Ugandan harp, percussion
Hekaptah aka Bradie Speller conga drums, percussion
Donald Robinson drums, bongos, percussion
Jerome Saunders piano, percussion
Chris Chafe cello
The Pyramids vocals

Selections

Side One:

  1. Mogho Naba (King of Kings)
  2. Queen of the Spirits

Side Two:

  1. Nsorama (The Stars)
  2. My Africa

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