2016 was the year for Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids: their album "We Be All Africans" (produced by Philophon and released on Strut Rec.) vaulted them among the global top acts of the current Spiritual Jazz renaissance. The strengh of the group is its deep connection to Africa: not just that their music is inspired by the spirit of Africa, they actually founded themselves on an extended trip to the Motherland in 1972.
On that trip Idris Ackamoor visited the tiny town Bolgatanga in Northern Ghana to play with local Frafra musicians - an experiance which changed his life. Now, after 45 years, Idris dives once more into the magical music of the Frafra people by teaming up with master musician Guy One, the no. 1 Kologo artist of the vital music scene of Bolgatanga. On "Tinoge Ya Ta'a Ba" Guy One sings about the power of unity - a unity you hear clearly on this Afro-Euro-American cooperation: a driving rhythm, an eulogizing saxophone, a gripping voice and in total a journey into another dimension.
released January 20, 2017
Idris Ackamoor - Tenor Saxophone
Guy One - Kologo, Lead Vocals
Sandi Poindexter - Violin, Vocals
Mark "Heshima" Williams - Bass
Bastiller Duncker - Alto-Clarinet
Fabiano Lima - Percussion
Bajka - Vocals
Max Weissenfeldt - Drums, Keys, Percussion
Produced by Max Weissenfeldt
Recorded and co-produced by Stibbo Spitzmüller
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I couldn't pronounce the title of this release without mangling it if you put a gun to my head, but the Philophon house band crushes it here. The horns, the strings, the DRUMS... The Cybernetic Protochrist