Abdullah Ibrahim African Piano

Abdullah Ibrahim - African Piano (1970/2014)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 12, 2016
Abdullah Ibrahim - African Piano (1970/2014)

Abdullah Ibrahim - African Piano
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 38:43 min | 772 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Japo Records, ECM Records GmbH | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 1970/2014

Pianist Abdullah Ibrahim was still known as "Dollar Brand" when he recorded this solo piano set for ECM; it has been reissued on CD under his original name. The continuous live performance (which is under 39 minutes) explores eight of Ibrahim's originals…Ibrahim was still in the process of finding his own sound at the time, although his improvisations (which use repetition and vamps effectively) have their interesting moments. Still, Ibrahim's later work is more significant. ~ by Scott Yanow
Abdullah Ibrahim - African Piano (1969) {ECM JAPO 60002} [Re-Up]

Abdullah Ibrahim - African Piano (1969) {ECM JAPO 60002}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 216MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: African Jazz, Post-Bop, World Fusion

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 its power.As part of the Re:solutions series this historical title has been mastered from original analog sources and reissued in January 2014.
Abdullah Ibrahim - African Piano (1969) {ECM JAPO 60002} [Repost]

Abdullah Ibrahim - African Piano (1969) {ECM JAPO 60002}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 216MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: African Jazz, Post-Bop, World Fusion

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 its power.As part of the Re:solutions series this historical title has been mastered from original analog sources and reissued in January 2014.

Abdullah Ibrahim - African Symphony (1998) {Enja}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 10, 2016
Abdullah Ibrahim - African Symphony (1998) {Enja}

Abdullah Ibrahim - African Symphony (1998) {Enja}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 314MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 146MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Jazz

This project is built on a paradox: the idea that a large-scale African landscape can best be expressed musically in the most Germanic of media, the full romantic orchestra. Schnyder employs a sonic palette closely associated with Bruckner, Mahler and Strauss. It works because Ibrahim's eclecticism extends far beyond his African roots and encompasses American jazz and blues, Arabic influences, English choral and European romantic music. (Schnyder points out that, as a master of suspense and musical space, Ibrahim is a great "rest composer" in the tradition of Bach and Beethoven.) It also works because Schnyder's arrangements are deeply in touch with Ibrahim's belief in the hypnotic, cathartic, healing power of music. The huge ensemble never overwhelms or intrudes. It surrounds Ibrahim's trio (with Marcus McLaurine on bass and George Gray on drums) with airy, translucent elaborations that add scale and texture and fascinating detail to this varied fabric of incantations.

Abdullah Ibrahim - Collection: Part 1 (1960-2014)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 4, 2015
Abdullah Ibrahim - Collection: Part 1 (1960-2014)

Abdullah Ibrahim - Collection: Part 1 (1960-2014)
South African Jazz, Bebop, Post-Bop, Folk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,82 Gb
Label: Gallo Record Company, Black Lion Records, Fontana, Actuel… | Release Year: 1960-2014

Abdullah Ibrahim (born Adolph Johannes Brand on 9 October 1934 and formerly known as Dollar Brand) is a South African pianist and composer. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of Cape Town, ranging from traditional African songs to the gospel of the AME Church and ragas, to more modern jazz and other Western styles. Ibrahim is considered the leading figure in the subgenre Cape jazz.

Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) - African Marketplace (1980)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Aug. 30, 2017
Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) - African Marketplace (1980)

Dollar Brand - African Marketplace (1980)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:35:55 | 170 Mb
Jazz, Post-Bop, Folk | Label: Elektra, Discovery Records

This is one of Abdullah Ibrahim's most colorful band recordings. With a 12-piece group that includes altoist Carlos Ward, trombonist Craig Harris and bassist Cecil McBee along with some lesser-known names, Ibrahim performs eight folklike originals that pay tribute to his life growing up in South Africa. "The Homecoming Song," "Anthem for the New Nation" and especially "The Wedding" (a beautiful hymn) are particularly memorable.

Abdullah Ibrahim - African Magic  Music

Posted by Garina at Jan. 7, 2009
Abdullah Ibrahim - African Magic

Abdullah Ibrahim - African Magic
Flac | 272 MB | Rec 2001 | Label: Enja | CD 2003
Recorded live on July 13, 2001 at Haus der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - African River (1989) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at July 30, 2017
Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - African River (1989) [Repost]

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - African River (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
African Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Enja | # enja 6018 2 | 00:45:38

For this excellent date, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim performs eight of his compositions with a particularly strong group of players: trombonist Robin Eubanks, John Stubblefield on tenor and flute, Horace Alexander Young switching between soprano, alto and piccolo, Howard Johnson on tuba, baritone and trumpet, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Brian Abrahams. But more important than the individual players are the colorful ensembles and the frequently memorable compositions. Highlights include "African River," "Sweet Samba," "Duke 88" and a beautiful version of "The Wedding".

Abdullah Ibrahim - Collection: Part 2 (1960-2014)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 5, 2015
Abdullah Ibrahim - Collection: Part 2 (1960-2014)

Abdullah Ibrahim - Collection: Part 2 (1960-2014)
South African Jazz, Bebop, Post-Bop, Folk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,60 Gb
Label: Gallo Record Company, Black Lion Records, Fontana, Actuel… | Release Year: 1960-2014

Abdullah Ibrahim (born Adolph Johannes Brand on 9 October 1934 and formerly known as Dollar Brand) is a South African pianist and composer. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of Cape Town, ranging from traditional African songs to the gospel of the AME Church and ragas, to more modern jazz and other Western styles. Ibrahim is considered the leading figure in the subgenre Cape jazz.

Abdullah Ibrahim & WDR Big Band Cologne - Bombella (2010)  Music

Posted by Samtro at July 10, 2010
Abdullah Ibrahim & WDR Big Band Cologne - Bombella (2010)

Abdullah Ibrahim & WDR Big Band Cologne - Bombella (2010)
EAC RIP | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG / MP3 - CBR 320 Kbps | 452 MB / 172 MB
Jazz, Contemporary Big Band | Released: February 9, 2010

The source of the giant, South African-born pianist/composer Abdullah Ibrahim's genius is his orchestral piano style, derived from the ducal sound of his mentor/discoverer, Duke Ellington. So it's only fitting that Bombella, Ibrahim's follow-up to his 2008 Sunny Side/Intuition debut, Senzo, showcases Ibrahim's powerful pianism with the world-acclaimed WDR Big Band Cologne, recorded live in March/April of 2008 in Germany, performing a well programmed potpourri of selections from the leader's dancing and diverse catalog.