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Besides touring as a soloist inhe worked with bands led by Don Cherry and Gato Barbieri. The band, which had been formed ibrahm by American pianist John Mehegan for a recording session, Jazz in Africa, had recorded the first jazz album by South African musicians. 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 inAbdullah Ibrahim.
Shortly afterwards, he disbanded the trio and accepted an invitation to join Elvin Jones’ quartet. Ellington was so impressed that he arranged a recording session for Ibrahim and the trio. Although he returned to South Africa to live inhe continued to divide his time between his birthplace and his adopted home in New York.
Water from an Ancient Well. Ten years later, he joined the Jazz Epistles, a group featuring trumpet player Hugh Masekela and alto saxophonist Kippi Moeketsi.
Live At Jazz Forum feat. Artist Playlists See All. Essential Albums See All. Jazz At Radio Rai: Mukashi – Once Upon a Time. Exposed to a variety of music as a youngster, including traditional African music, religious songs, and ivrahim, Ibrahim began studying piano at the age of seven.
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BORN Oct 9, Live Albums See All. The following year, Swiss composer Daniel Schnyder arranged several of his compositions for a piece orchestra for a Swiss television production, and for a world tour undertaken by the full-sized Munich Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Barbara Yahr of the United States. About Abdullah Ibrahim 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 inAbdullah Ibrahim.
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Top Songs See All. He continued to be supported by Ellington following the album’s release. No Fear No Die. InIbrahim collaborated on an album and tour with ibraahim drummer Max Roach.
The collaboration with Jones lasted six months. 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.
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The Enja Heritage Collection: In addition to being booked to play at Ellington’s urging at the Newport Jazz Festival inIbrahim served as Ellington’s substitute and performed five shows with the Ellington Orchestra the following year. InIbrahim left South Africa with vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin; the two were married inand temporarily settled agdullah Zurich.
After leaving the Jones quartet, he continued to be involved with a variety of projects.