Samstag, 5. August 2017

Dollar Brand - Anatomy Of A South African Village (1965)

Yesterday I had fortunately the chance to experience the wonderful music of Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya live on stage. So this is a good occassion for sharing some of his music.

The melodic sounds of South Africa are fused with the improvisation of jazz and the technical proficiency of classical music by South Africa-born pianist Dollar Brand or, as he's called himself since converting to Islam in 1968, Abdullah Ibrahim. Since attracting international acclaim as a member of the Jazz Epistles, one of South Africa's first jazz bands, Ibrahim has continued to explore new ground with his imaginative playing.

In the mid-1960's, Abdullah Ibrahim (then known as Dollar Brand) was an avant-garde pianist influenced by Thelonious Monk who was not yet displaying much of his South African heritage in his music. This album was recorded at the Montmartre Jazzhuis, Copenhagen, 30th January 1965.


A1 Anatomy Of A South African Village 15:11
A2 Light Blue 6:56
B1 Tintiyana 4:31
B2 Honey 6:01
B3 'Round Midnight 6:30

Dollar Brand - Anatomy Of A South African Village (1965)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

5 Kommentare:

John B. hat gesagt…

Hello all!

After a four-year hiatus, I have revived my blog, Likembe. Please drop by!

zero hat gesagt…

That´s good news, welcome back!!!

Puzzle hat gesagt…

Thank you for posting this. I never even knew about it, look forward to listening to this new, to me anyway, set of sounds from one of South Africa's absolute masters.

Thanks also for the wonderful work as always,

Feilimid O'Broin hat gesagt…

Abdullah Ibrahim has long been one of my favorite jazz pianists and this is one of my favorite recordings by him. My one regret is that he did not record more with his late wife Sathima Bea Benjamin. Thank you so much for posting this. Also, it is great news that the Likembe blog is back. It was one of my favorites and I look forward to discovering its new posts.

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot for your feedback, Vincent and Feilimid! The concert was a real pleasure...

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