Abdullah Ibrahim

Abdullah Ibrahim: African Piano

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Product Type: VINYL LP

Artist: Abdullah Ibrahim
Title: African Piano
Product Type: VINYL LP

This is one of seven historical albums, mastered from original analog sources, issued simultaneously in three media formats - as 180 gram vinyl albums, as CDs, as high-resolution download files. Follow the great arc of music on these early ECM productions, with works for orchestra and improvisers, guitar duo, solo piano, and jazz quartet. Sometimes a musical message is so urgent that questions of recording quality are almost beside the point. Informally recorded in 1969 in a noisy club - Copenhagen's famous Jazzhus Montmartre - the flavour of this album is 'documentary' rather than luxuriantly hi-fidelity, yet the essence of Abdullah Ibrahim's communication comes through loud and clear. The listener is drawn into the robust rhythms of his solo piano style, as he re-examines the history of jazz from a South African perspective, with echoes of songs of the townships, and vamps that hint of Monk and Duke and much more. African Piano was a highly influential album, and it has lost none of it's power.

1.1 Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro
1.2 Selby That the Eternal Spirit Is the Only Reality
1.3 The Moon
1.4 Xaba
1.5 Sunset in Blue
1.6 Kippy
1.7 Jabulani - Easter Joy
1.8 Tintiyana

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