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Abdullah Ibrahim

One-time protégé of Duke Ellington and icon of South African jazz, Abdullah Ibrahim has been a global star for over half a century. Geoffrey Smith celebrates his career as pianist, leader, composer and political force.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Jazz Epistles

    Vary-Oo-Vum

    • Jazz Epistle Verse 1.
    • Gallo.
    • 5.
  • Jazz Epistles

    Vary-oo-vum

    • Jazz Epistle Verse 1.
    • Gallo.
    • 5.
  • Jazz Epistles

    Uku-Jonga Phambili (Meaning "Look Forward")

    • Jazz Epistle Verse 1.
    • Gallo.
    • 3.
  • Jazz Epistles

    Uku-Jonga Phambili

    • Jazz Epistle Verse 1.
    • Gallo.
    • 3.
  • Dollar Brand Trio

    Dollar's Dance

    • Duke Ellington Presents The Dollar Brand Trio.
    • Warner Bros..
    • 1.
  • Dollar Brand Trio

    Dollar's Dance

    • Duke Ellington Presents The Dollar Brand Trio.
    • Warner Bros..
    • 1.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim, Kippie Moeketsi, Basil Coetzee, Duku Makasi & Sipho Gumede

    Little Boy

    • Voice of Africa.
    • Camden.
    • 2.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim, Kippie Moeketsi, Basil Coetzee, Duku Makasi & Sipho Gumede

    Little Boy

    • Voice of Africa.
    • Camden.
    • 2.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim

    The Perfumed Forest Wet With Rain

    • A Celebration.
    • Enja.
    • 3.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim

    The Perfumed Forest Wet With Rain

    • A Celebration.
    • Enja.
    • 3.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim

    Ekaya

    • Ekaya.
    • Blackhawk.
    • 1.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim

    Ekaya

    • Ekaya.
    • Blackhawk.
    • 1.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim

    Manenberg Revisited

    • A Celebration.
    • ENJA.
    • 11.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim

    Manenberg Revisited

    • A Celebration.
    • ENJA.
    • 11.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim, Ricky Ford, Craig Handy, Benny Powell & Billy Higgins

    African Market Place

    • A Celebration.
    • Enja.
    • 7.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim, Ricky Ford, Craig Handy, Benny Powell & Billy Higgins

    African Market Place

    • A Celebration.
    • Enja.
    • 7.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim

    In A Sentimental Mood/Ocean & the River

    • SENZO.
    • INTUITION.
    • 21.

Performers and music details

VARY-OO-VUM               

The Jazz Epistles              

Composers:        Dollar Brand      

Album Title:        Jazz Epistle Verse 1        

Label:                  Gallo      Catalogue No:   CDZAC56R          

Duration:             5:01       

Performers:       Kippie Moeketsi, Alto sax; Hugh Masekela, trumpet; Jonas Gwangwa, trombone;  Dollar Brand, piano; Johnny Gertze, bass; Makaya Ntshako, drums.

 

 

UKU-JONGA PHAMBILI   (meaning "Look Forward")       

The Jazz Epistles              

Composers:        Dollar Brand      

Album Title:        Jazz Epistle Verse 1        

Label:                    Gallo      Catalogue No:   CDZAC56R          

Duration:             3:45

Performers:        Kippie Moeketsi, Alto sax; Hugh Masekela, trumpet; Jonas Gwangwa, trombone; Dollar Brand, piano; Johnny Gertze, bass; Makaya Ntshako, drums.

 

               

 

 DOLLAR’S DANCE           

The Dollar Brand Trio     

Composers:        Dollar Brand      

Album Title:        Duke Ellington Presents The Dollar Brand Trio    

Label:                  Warner Bros.     Catalogue No:   6111      

Duration:             4:02

Performers:       Dollar Brand, piano;  Johnny Gertze, bass;  Makaya Ntshako, drums. 




LITTLE BOY         

Abdullah Ibrahim, Kippie Moeketsi, Basil Coetzee, Duku Makasi, Sipho Gumede               

Composers:        Abdullah Ibrahim

Album Title:        Voice of Africa  

Label:                    Camden               Catalogue No:   CDN-1007           

Duration:             8:31

Performers:        Abdullah Ibrahim, piano;  Kippie Moeketsi, alto sax; Basil Coetzee, Tenor sax/flute, Duku Makasi, tenor sax; Sipho Gumede, bass; Gilbert Mathews, drums.

 

               

 

THE PERFUMED FOREST WET WITH RAIN              

Abdullah Ibrahim            

Composers:        Abdullah Ibrahim            

Album Title:        A Celebration   

Label:                 Enja       Catalogue No:   ENJ-9476             

Duration:             3:56

Performer:         Abdullah Ibrahim, piano

 

               

 

EKAYA                  

Abdullah Ibrahim            

Composers:        Abdullah Ibrahim

Album Title:        Ekaya   

Label:                  Blackhawk           Catalogue No:   BKH50205CD     

Duration:             7:54       

Performer:         Abdullah Ibrahim, piano




MANENBERG REVISITED              

Abdullah Ibrahim            

Composers:        Abdullah Ibrahim            

Album Title:        A Celebration   

Label:                  ENJA      Catalogue No:   ENJ-9476-2         

Duration:             6:08

Performers:       Abdullah Ibrahim, piano; Carlos Ward, flute; Ricky Ford, tenor sax; Charles Davis, baritone sax; Dick Griffin, trombone; David Williams, bass; Ben Riley, drums.

 

 

AFRICAN MARKET PLACE             

Abdullah Ibrahim, Ricky Ford, Craig Handy, Benny Powell, Billy Higgins   

Composers:        Abdullah Ibrahim            

Album Title:        A Celebration   

Label:                  Enja       Catalogue No:   ENJ-9476             

Duration:             8:17

Performers:        Abdullah Ibrahim, piano; Ricky Ford, sax; Craig Handy, sax; Benny Powell, trombone; David Williams, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

 

 

 

IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD/ OCEAN & THE RIVER              

Abdullah Ibrahim            

Composers:        Ellington/Mills/Kurtz   and Abdullah Ibrahim

Album Title:        Senzo   

Label:                    INTUITION          Catalogue No:   INT-3428-2         

Duration:             4:28

Performer:         Abdullah Ibrahim, piano.

 

 

Abdullah Ibrahim

VARY-OO-VUM 

The Jazz Epistles              

Dollar Brand      

Gallo      CDZAC56R          

Kippie Moeketsi, Alto sax; Hugh Masekela, trumpet; Jonas Gwangwa, trombone;  Dollar Brand, piano; Johnny Gertze, bass; Makaya Ntshako, drums.

 

UKU-JONGA PHAMBILI   (meaning "Look Forward")       

The Jazz Epistles              

Dollar Brand      

Gallo      CDZAC56R          

Kippie Moeketsi, Alto sax; Hugh Masekela, trumpet; Jonas Gwangwa, trombone; Dollar Brand, piano; Johnny Gertze, bass; Makaya Ntshako, drums.

 

DOLLAR’S DANCE            

The Dollar Brand Trio     

Dollar Brand      

Warner Bros.     6111      

Dollar Brand, piano;  Johnny Gertze, bass;  Makaya Ntshako, drums. 

 

LITTLE BOY         

Abdullah Ibrahim, Kippie Moeketsi, Basil Coetzee, Duku Makasi, Sipho Gumede               

Abdullah Ibrahim

Camden               CDN-1007           

Abdullah Ibrahim, piano;  Kippie Moeketsi, alto sax; Basil Coetzee, Tenor sax/flute, Duku Makasi, tenor sax; Sipho Gumede, bass; Gilbert Mathews, drums.

 

THE PERFUMED FOREST WET WITH RAIN              

Abdullah Ibrahim            

Abdullah Ibrahim            

Enja       ENJ-9476             

Abdullah Ibrahim, piano

 

EKAYA                  

Abdullah Ibrahim            

Abdullah Ibrahim

Blackhawk           BKH50205CD     

Abdullah Ibrahim, piano

 

MANENBERG REVISITED              

Abdullah Ibrahim            

Abdullah Ibrahim            

ENJA      ENJ-9476-2         

Abdullah Ibrahim, piano; Carlos Ward, flute; Ricky Ford, tenor sax; Charles Davis, baritone sax; Dick Griffin, trombone; David Williams, bass; Ben Riley, drums.

 

AFRICAN MARKET PLACE             

Abdullah Ibrahim, Ricky Ford, Craig Handy, Benny Powell, Billy Higgins   

Abdullah Ibrahim            

Enja       ENJ-9476             

Abdullah Ibrahim, piano; Ricky Ford, sax; Craig Handy, sax; Benny Powell, trombone; David Williams, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

 

IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD/ OCEAN & THE RIVER              

Abdullah Ibrahim            

Ellington/Mills/Kurtz   and Abdullah Ibrahim

INTUITION          INT-3428-2         

Abdullah Ibrahim, piano.

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