The Pyramids

The Pyramids are an American spiritual-jazz ensemble from Yellow Springs, Ohio, that released three albums on namesake self-press Pyramid Records between 1973 and 1976. The nameplate was reactivated in the 2010s for a further round of titles on Cultural Odyssey, Strut, and Philophon.

Members: Idris Ackamoor [Bruce Baker] (saxophone), Margo Simmons (flute), Kimathi Asante (bass, harp, percussion), Bradie Speller (percussion), Mark “Heshima” Williams (bass), Kenneth Nash (vocals), Donald Robinson (bongos, drums, percussion), Kash Killion (cello)


  • Lalibela (1973)
  • King of Kings (1974)
  • Birth / Speed / Merging (1976)
  • Otherworldly (2011)
  • We Be All Africans (2016 • Idris Ackamoor ☥ The Pyramids)
  • An Angel Fell (2018 • Idris Ackamoor ☥ The Pyramids)

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