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The Pyramids – AOMAWA: THE 1970s Recordings (4LP Boxset)

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What our staff has to say: “Hailing from Yellow Springs, OH during the 70’s, The Pyramids are Ohio’s answer to the Art Ensemble Of Chicago. After studying and performing with Cecil Taylor at Antioch College, they recorded three LPs on their own Pyramid Records. This boxset combines these three LPs with a bonus record pulled from a live TV performance recorded in California in 1975. Highly recommended!” – Jon

Strut present the first box set release to bring together the 1970s recordings of The Pyramids, led by Idris Ackamoor. As students at Antioch College, Ohio, alto saxophonist Idris Ackamoor, flautist Margaux Simmons and bass player Kimathi Asante created three lasting monuments in sound – Lalibela, King of Kings, and Birth / Speed / Merging, a trio of albums produced without any label backing or distribution between 1972 and 1976. Their music is unique among the varied canon of avant-garde and experimental music of 1970s America: high intensity African-styled percussion topped with songs, chants, and horns, laced with African instruments and arranged into long, flowing suites that surge and roll.


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