Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Afro Futuristic Dreams





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New from the legendary jazz and world music ensemble!

First new studio album more than three years!

Epic, sprawling new work explores the future, past and urgent reality of the present!

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids are back with their first major new studio album in more than three years, an epic, sprawling new work exploring the future, the past and the urgent reality of the present, Afro Futuristic Dreams.

Recorded between San Francisco and London and brought together by the genius of Malcolm Catto at his analogue Quatermass Studio, the new recording represents another bold step in Ackamoor's ever-evolving journey in jazz, adding full, intricate scores including string sections and choral elements to the Pyramids' trademark
spiritual Afro-jazz sound. Driven by the core Pyramids members Ackamoor (sax, keytar, organ), Margaux Simmons (flute), Sandra Poindexter (violin) and Bobby Cobb (guitar), tracks range from hard-hitting commentaries about police brutality ("Police Dem") to celebrations of the ancestors and departed loved ones ("Requiem For The Ancestors,") ("Re-Memory") and hazy cosmic journeys, including the album's title track and the sparkling, experimental closer, "Nice It Up."

The recording is the Pyramids' first new release since the acclaimed Shaman! in 2020 and rides a wave of interest in the band around their 50th Anniversary this year.

Idris Ackamoor is an alto and tenor saxophonist, and composer. He is the Founder, Artistic Director of the legendary jazz and world music ensemble Idris Ackamoor ? The Pyramids.

"This album has been many years in the making," explains Ackamoor. "Back in late 2020, I set out to compose the first in a series of scores to take The Pyramids sound into brave new territory. All of the tracks involve issues that the core band is passionate about and the recording was a complex process involving many musicians and vocalists across two different time zones."

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