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Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids 2019 with support from Tony Bevan

9 Nov 2019
All ages
£10 / £7.50 (Conc/ Local Links) Local Links

Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids continue their intergalactic musical odyssey with an astronautical visit this autumn. Formed in 1972 The Pyramids fused influences from the rich jazz and funk scenes of the USA filtered through a musical spiritual journey around West Africa – resulting in an adventurous and bold Afrofuturism.

Idris’ restless creativity sees each record move in a new and distinctive direction whilst maintaining that Pyramids sound. This tour will see them perform music from upcoming album ‘SHAMAN!’ and will feature Idris on saxophone, original Pyramid member Dr Margaux Simmons on flutes, Sandra Poindexter on violins and vocals, Bobby Cobb on guitar, Gary Brown on bass and George Hearst on drums and percussion.

“The latest release from these reignited Seventies West Coast down- getters with an emphasis on groove, mood and funk – fans of Fela Kuti, Sun Ra and Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats take note.” Rolling Stone

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​Support: Tony Bevan

Tony Bevan is an improvising saxophonist living in Glasgow with a 30-odd year CV that includes work with some of the giants of contemporary music - a small example would be Derek Bailey, Sunny Murray, Joe Morris, Barre Phillips, Fourtet, Spiritualized and Shabaka Hutchings.

This concert provides a rare opportunity to catch his solo Bass Saxophone playing, some 20 years after his first, award-winning solo Bass Sax CD “Three Oranges”. Fans of his Bass sax playing include Ry Cooder and the Teletubbies, for whom he recorded a performance in their hey-day! He runs the acclaimed series “Help Me I’m Melting” every other Saturday afternoon at the “Old Hairdressers” in Glasgow - “Glasgow is blessed to have this happening every two weeks” Stewart Smith, “The Wire”.

“Bevan is a giant of contemporary saxophone” - Point of Departure, U.S.A.


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