The Pyramids - Lalibela


Label:

Strut

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
ASTU 160
EAN: 4062548038552
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Debut album reissue by the Pyramids

The debut album by the Pyramids was inspired by the group's visit to the Lalibela monastery in Egypt, and was recorded in Yellow Springs, Ohio in early 1973. Drawing on the teachings of Cecil Taylor and the influence of John Coltrane, combined with a barrage of intense percussion, the album evolves over several long-form pieces, Initially only 500 copies were pressed and sold to friends and followers in the local area.

"The Pyramids were an early '70s Ohio band that had a novel, exciting take on the fusion concept — they combined aspects of spiritually inspired R&B/soul, free jazz, and funk with a liberal sprinkling of cosmic awareness. Their approach emphasized improvised percussion and woodwinds but with a focused, solid center. Originally released in 1973, Laibela consists of two very long pieces that build over the course of the album. On them, the Pyramids sound as if they wanted to link the free jazz sounds of Chicago and New York with the spiritually and politically charged R&B and funk of the period (James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, etc.). Both heady and groove-oriented, the Pyramids made music that can sweep the listener into their sound-world." — AllMusic



1. LALIBELA
2. SHEBA’S DANCE
3. HIGH PRIESTESS
4. ROCK CHURCHES
5. DIALOGUE OF THE SPIRITS
6. MESENKO NIGHTS
7. INDIGO
8. YA A YA A YA A YA A
9. SUNSET AT GIZA

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