They Play to Make Music Fire! The Pyramids 1973-1976

They Play to Make Music Fire! The Pyramids 1973-1976

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The 2013 three-disc anthology They Play to Make Music Fire! The Pyramids 1973-1976 includes all three albums by the innovative Afro-jazz ensemble. Included is 1973's Lalibela, 1974's King of Kings, and 1976's Birth, Speed, Merging. These albums showcased the Pyramids' highly experimental mix of African rhythms,See more details below

Overview

The 2013 three-disc anthology They Play to Make Music Fire! The Pyramids 1973-1976 includes all three albums by the innovative Afro-jazz ensemble. Included is 1973's Lalibela, 1974's King of Kings, and 1976's Birth, Speed, Merging. These albums showcased the Pyramids' highly experimental mix of African rhythms, free jazz, and psychedelic soul. Also included is a video of the group performing live on television in 1975.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2012
Label:
Disko-B Records
UPC:
0880918116228
catalogNumber:
162

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Lalibela Opus: Lalibela  -  Pyramids
  2. Lalibela Opus: Sheba's Dance  -  Pyramids
  3. Lalibela Opus: High Priestess  -  Pyramids
  4. Lalibela Opus: Rock Churches  -  Pyramids
  5. Lalibela Opus: Dialogue of the Spirits  -  Pyramids
  6. Lalibela Opus: Mesenko Nights  -  Pyramids
  7. Indigo Suite: Indigo  -  Pyramids
  8. Indigo Suite: Ya A Ya A Ya A Ya A (Anubis Awakens)  -  Pyramids
  9. Indigo Suite: Sunset at Giza  -  Pyramids

Disc 2

  1. Mogho Naba (King of Kings)  -  Pyramids
  2. Queen of the Spirits, Pt. 1  -  Pyramids
  3. Queen of the Spirits, Pt. 2  -  Pyramids
  4. Queen of the Spirits, Pt. 3  -  Pyramids
  5. Nsorama (the Stars)  -  Pyramids
  6. My Africa  -  Pyramids

Disc 3

  1. Birth/Speed/Merging Suite, Pt. 1: Aomawa  -  Pyramids
  2. Birth/Speed/Merging Suite, Pt. 2: Birth/Speed/Merging, Pt. 1  -  Pyramids
  3. Birth/Speed/Merging Suite, Pt. 2: Birth/Speed/Merging, Pt. 2  -  Pyramids
  4. Birth/Speed/Merging Suite, Pt. 2: Birth/Speed/Merging, Pt. 3  -  Pyramids
  5. Birth/Speed/Merging Suite, Pt. 2: Birth/Speed/Merging, Pt. 4  -  Pyramids
  6. Birth/Speed/Merging Suite, Pt. 3: Reaffirmation, Pt. 1  -  Pyramids
  7. Birth/Speed/Merging Suite, Pt. 3: Reaffirmation, Pt. 2  -  Pyramids
  8. Birth/Speed/Merging Suite, Pt. 3: Reaffirmation, Pt. 3  -  Pyramids
  9. Birth/Speed/Merging Suite, Pt. 3: Reaffirmation, Pt. 4  -  Pyramids
  10. Jamacian Carnival, Pt. 1  -  Pyramids
  11. Jamacian Carnival, Pt. 2  -  Pyramids
  12. Black Man and Woman of the Nile, Pt. 1  -  Pyramids
  13. Black Man and Woman of the Nile, Pt. 2  -  Pyramids
  14. Black Man and Woman of the Nile, Pt. 3  -  Pyramids
  15. Black Man and Woman of the Nile, Pt. 4  -  Pyramids
  16. "The Pyramids Live" on KQED Open Studio Television, 1975  -  Pyramids

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pyramids   Primary Artist
Kenneth Nash   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Gong,Vocals,Paiste Cymbals
Augusta Lee Collins   Percussion,Drums,talking drum
Donald Robinson   Percussion,Bongos,Drums
Idris Ackamoor   Percussion,Bongos,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Vocals,talking drum,Bamboo Flute,Ku Cheng,Moroccan Drum
Chris Chafe   Cello,Guest Appearance
Bradie Speller   Percussion,Osidrum
Thomas Williams   Bamboo Flute
McHeza Ngoma   Percussion,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Masai   Flute,Percussion,Soprano Saxophone
Margo Ackamoor   Flute,Percussion,Piccolo,Vocals
Margaux Simmons   Flute,Percussion,Piccolo
Marcel Lytle   Percussion,Drums
Kimathi Asante   Percussion,Vocals,talking drum,Bamboo Flute
Jerome Saunders   Percussion,Piano,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Idris Ackamoor   Composer,Liner Notes
Gilles Peterson   Photo Courtesy
Sam Sweet   Liner Notes
Leonard White   Cover Photo
Jim Furman   Engineer
Heshima   Producer
Wayne Mitchell   Engineer
Pyramids   Producer
Francesco Donatello   Remastering
Thomas Williams   Composer
Ackamoor   Producer
Vassime   Poetry
Prentiss Tomas   Cover Photo
Mari Bianca   Artwork,Cover Design
Margaux Simmons   Composer
Kimathi Asante   Producer
Duane Schumacher   Engineer

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