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Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids At Black Box

Read "Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids At Black Box" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids Black Box jny:Belfast, N. Ireland November 25, 2018 Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids filed in from the rear of the Black Box, rattling and blowing an array of exotic instruments--none more so than the leader's didgeridoo-esque horn-pipe. Winding its way to the stage, it engaged the crowd in a call-and-response chant. A pact of sorts was thus sealed between musicians and audience from the off, ensuring that the giving, ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: An Angel Fell

Read "An Angel Fell" reviewed by Chris May

In 2016, California-based tenor saxophonist Idris Ackamoor relaunched his 1970s spiritual-jazz band, The Pyramids, and released a corking new album, We Be All Africans (Strut Records). In spring 2018, he has released another outstanding disc with another almost entirely new line-up. The only musician who is held over from We Be All Africans is violinist Sandra Poindexter, who has replaced Ackamoor's 1970s frontline foil, flautist Margaux Simmons. Poindexter's gritty playing, which harks back to the pioneering work of Association for ...


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