Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
  • 20.7. klo 18:45 | Lokki Stage

Kirjurinluoto will come alive with intergalactic jazz, afrobeat rhythms and hypnotic vibes when Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids descend on the area. The story started in the 1970s with three albums, now coveted collectors’ items. The live shows were something else even by the standards of the era with theater and dance playing a vital role in the experience built on spiritual and rhythmic jazz. In 1977, the group folded in San Francisco but made a surprise return almost three deacdes later with gigs in Europe, still led by alto saxophonist Idris Ackamoor. The group’s two recent albums carry the torch of futuristic and cosmic jazz currently enjoying a renaissance on both sides of the Atlantic.

Lineup: Idris Ackamoor (sax, voc, per), Sandra Poindexter (vn, voc), Robert Cobb (g, voc, per), Reuben Ramos (b, voc), Ernesto Marichales (dr), Jack Yglesias (cng, per)