Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio – Ethnic Stew And Brew
Delmark DE 528
Compact Disc (2001)
Trumpeter Roy Campbell’s first Delmark CD, the critically-acclaimed New Kingdom (Delmark 456), featured three trio performances and landed a spot in the top ten jazz CDs in Cadence’s 1993 Readers Poll. The Pyramid Trio’s new member Hamid Drake and long-time Campbell collaborator William Parker have been working together since 1994. Roy would finally get to work with the mighty drummer Hamid, in whom Parker had found a rhythm section soulmate. Ethnic Stew And Brew will take you to Africa, to Asia, to the Bronx, and to places more inward. But no matter where Roy leads the listener, this extremely gifted musician brings his individual style. An exciting and vibrant player, Campbell’s music comes from his very soul as the trio takes us on a journey.
Also available: La Tierra Del Fuego (Delmark 469).