Ackamoor, Idris / The Collective: Idrissa's Dream (Vinyl 2xLP)
Strut continue their work from the archives of Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids with a first ever vinyl release of Ackamoor's debut avant-garde / Afro-jazz recordings from 1971 with The Collective, based out of Yellow Springs, Ohio.
The group was formed after Ackamoor had returned to Antioch from a spell in L.A. under the wing of influential saxophonist Charles Tyler. Pianist Lester Knibbs had been appointed to the Antioch college music department as an assistant professor and had followed a similar path to avant-garde pioneer, Cecil Taylor.
This concert is the only professional recording of The Collective from a performance at Kelly Hall in August 1971.
- The Shepherd's Tune
- Idrissa's Dream Part I
- Idrissa's Dream Part II
- Black Queen
- Beginning Roots Part I
- Beginning Roots Part II
- Veil Of Solitude