Abdullah Ibrahim

African Piano (JAPO 60002)

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African Piano

Abdullah Ibrahim

Japo

602537435524

ECM 140597

JAPO 60002

JAZZ

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African Piano

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CD 12,39 €

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.

PERSONNEL:

DOLLAR BRAND, piano

Recorded October 1969

TRACKS:

01. Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro
02. Selby That The Eternal Spirit Is The Only Reality
03. The Moon
04. Xaba
05. Sunset In Blue
06. Kippy
07. Jabulani Easter Joy
08. Tintiyana