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Abdullah Ibrahim

Born: October 9, 1934    Primary Instrument: Piano

Abdullah Ibrahim

Where the African continent geographically descends into the Cape of Good Hope, sits Umlindi Wemingizimu, rising over 3000 feet into the South African sky. This translates into “The Watcher of the South”, today known as Table Mountain. The legend goes that its duty was to stand guard over anything evil or dangerous that may come from the south or the ocean. From the shores once inhabited by the San beach walkers and Khoikoi Bushmen, at the settlement at Table Bay known as Capetown, in the shadow of the mountain, began the life of a pilgrim on a devout journey (Haj), whose musical persona would transcend beyond the mundane, into spiritual echoes of Africa itself....
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Blues for a Hip King ( with Jazz Epistles)
KAZ
1960
Duke Ellington Presents the Dollar Brand Trio
Reprise
1963
Anatomy of a South African Village
Round Midnight
Black Lion
1965
Reflections
Black Lion
1965
African Sketchbook
Enja
1969
African Piano
Spectator
1969
Ancient Africa
Sackville
1973
Fats, Duke, and Monk
Sackville
1973
African Space Program
Enja
1973
Good News from Africa
Cameo
1973
Memories
Phillips
1973
Ode to Duke Ellington
Phillips
1973
Banyama Children of Africa
Enja
1976
Buddy Tate Meets Dollar Brand
Chiaroscuro
1977
Duet (with Archie Shepp)
Denon
1978
Autobiography
Plainsphere
1978
Africa Tears and Laughter
Enja
1979
Echoes from Africa
Enja
1979
African Marketplace
Elektra
1979
Dollar Brand at Montreaux
Enja
1980
Piano Solo
Plane
1980
African Dawn
Enja
1982
Zimbabwe
Enja
1983
South Africa
Enja
1983
Mindif
Enja
1988
African River
Enja
1989
No Fear No Die
Enja
1990
Mantra Mode
Enja
1991
Desert Flowers
Enja
1991
Knysna Blue
Enja
1993
Yarona
Enja
1995
Capetown Flowers
Enja
1996
African Suite
Enja
1997
Capetown Revisited
Enja
1997
African Symphony
Enja
1998
Ekapa Lodumo
Enja
2000
African Music
TIP
2002

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