Dollar Brand

Plays Sphere Jazz (EJC 55768)

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Plays Sphere Jazz

Dollar Brand

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 167119

EJC 55768

JAZZ

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CD 6,60 €

INCLUDES 1 BONUS album

This release presents Dollar Brand’s (aka Abdullah Ibrahim) first trio album and his earliest recording as a leader, as well as one of the very first jazz productions made in Africa. This rare LP, Dollar Brand Plays Sphere Jazz (Gallo Continental ZB8047), reissued in its entirety for the first time ever on CD, is presented here with its original South African cover.

Also included here is Brand’s complete long unavailable previous LP, Jazz Epistle – Verse 1 (Gallo Continental CON T-14), issued as by The Jazz Epistles, and on which the same trio is augmented to a sextet with the addition of three reeds, among them the great Hugh Masekela.

PERSONNEL:

  • Dollar Brand (piano)
  • Johnny Gertze (bass)
  • Makaya Ntshoko (drums)

Johannesburg, South Africa, February 4, 1960

  • (**) BONUS ALBUM
  • Same personnel as above plus:
  • Hugh Masekela (trumpet)
  • Jonas Gwangwa (trombone)
  • Kippie Moeketsi (alto sax)
  • Johannesburg, South Africa, January 22, 1960

TRACKS:

  • 01 BOULEVARD EAST
  • 02 KHUMBULA JANE
  • 03 SAD TIMES, BAD TIMES/KING KONG
  • 04 BLUES FOR B
  • 05 MISTERIOSO
  • 06 JUST YOU, JUST ME
  • 07 ECLIPSE AT DAWN
  • 08 DOLLAR'S MOODS (**)
  • 09 BLUES FOR HUGHIE (**)
  • 10 UKU-JONGA PHAMBILI (MEANING "LOOKING FORWARD") (**)
  • 11 I REMEMBER BILLY (**)
  • 12 VARY-00-VUM (**)
  • 13 CAROLS DRIVE (**)
  • 14 GAFSA (**)
  • 15 SCULLERY DEPARTMENT(**)