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, free jazz, and psychedelic soul. Also included is a video of the group performing live on television in 1975.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2012
  • Label: Disko-B Records
  • UPC: 880918116228
  • Catalog Number: 162
  • Sales rank: 211,314
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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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