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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 - 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}
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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 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 - 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 - Mindif (1988)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 28, 2017
Abdullah Ibrahim - Mindif (1988)

Abdullah Ibrahim - Mindif (1988)
Jazz, Post Bop, World Fusion | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 39 min | 94 MB
Label: Enja Records | Rel:1988

The music on this CD (all Abdullah Ibrahim originals) was performed and recorded for the soundtrack of a French film, Chocolat. The selections are generally fairly brief, and the LP-length set (39 minutes of music) is episodic and a bit incomplete due to the lack of a photo. Ibrahim (heard on piano, flute and voice) is joined by a notable group of players (the tenors of Ricky Ford and Craig Handy, trombonist Benny Powell, bassist David Williams and drummer Billy Higgins), but the overall results, while pleasant, are not as essential as Ibrahim's best work.

Abdullah Ibrahim - Zimbabwe (1987) {Enja}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 15, 2016
Abdullah Ibrahim - Zimbabwe (1987) {Enja}

Abdullah Ibrahim - Zimbabwe (1987) {Enja}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, World Fusion

This was a nicely blended, somewhat mellow and seemingly quite finished recording by Abdullah Ibrahim with Carlos Ward (alto sax, flute), Essiet Okun Essiet (bass), and Don Mumford (drums) called Zimbabwe. Interspaced with non-originals were four Ibrahim compositions, most of which were inspired by the imagery from Ibrahim's South African roots.

Abdullah Ibrahim - No Fear, No Die (1993) {Enja}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 1, 2016
Abdullah Ibrahim - No Fear, No Die (1993) {Enja}

Abdullah Ibrahim - No Fear, No Die (1993) {Enja}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 278MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 138MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Soundtrack

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. Within jazz, his music particularly reflects the influence of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington.

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - African River (1989)  Music

Posted by intothe at March 8, 2011
Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - African River (1989)

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - African River (1989)
Jazz | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) | 250 MB | full artwork
Enja | 45:38 | RAR with 5% recovery info

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.