ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND)

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Abdullah Ibrahim (Arabic: عبدالله إبراهيم), born Adolph Johannes Brand, 9 October 1934 in Cape Town, South Africa, and formerly known as Dollar Brand, is a South African pianist and composer. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of Cape Town, ranging from traditional African songs to the gospel of the AME Church and ragas, to more modern jazz and other Western styles. Ibrahim is considered the leading figure in the sub-genre, Cape Jazz. Within jazz, his music particularly reflects the influence of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington. With his wife, the jazz singer Sathima Bea Benjamin, he is father to the New York underground rapper Jean Grae, as well as to a son, Tsakwe.

He first received piano lessons at the age of seven, was an avid consumer of jazz records brought by American sailors, and was playing jazz professionally by 1949.
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ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Discography

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ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Plays Sphere Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Sphere Jazz
Bop 1962
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African Sketchbook album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Sketchbook
African Fusion 1973
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) This Is Dollar Brand (aka Reflections) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is Dollar Brand (aka Reflections)
African Fusion 1973
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African Portraits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Portraits
African Fusion 1973
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Sangoma - Volume One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sangoma - Volume One
African Fusion 1973
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Underground In Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Underground In Africa
African Fusion 1974
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Mannenberg - 'Is Where It's Happening' (aka Cape Town Fringe) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mannenberg - 'Is Where It's Happening' (aka Cape Town Fringe)
African Fusion 1974
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African Space Program album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Space Program
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Ode To Duke Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ode To Duke Ellington
African Fusion 1974
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Good News From Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Good News From Africa
African Fusion 1974
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Memories = メモリーズ album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Memories = メモリーズ
African Fusion 1974
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African Herbs (aka Soweto) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Herbs (aka Soweto)
African Fusion 1975
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Blues For a Hip King album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues For a Hip King
African Fusion 1976
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Black Lightning album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Lightning
African Fusion 1976
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) The Children Of Africa (aka Banyana) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Children Of Africa (aka Banyana)
African Fusion 1976
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) The Journey album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Journey
African Fusion 1977
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Natural Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Natural Rhythm
African Fusion 1977
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) The Art Of Dollar Brand album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Of Dollar Brand
African Fusion 1978
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) 0.00 | 0 ratings
"Nisa" African Violets
African Fusion 1978
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Anthem For The New Nations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anthem For The New Nations
African Fusion 1978
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro
African Fusion 1979
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Abdullah Ibrahim / Dollar Brand, Johnny Dyani : Echoes From Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Abdullah Ibrahim / Dollar Brand, Johnny Dyani : Echoes From Africa
African Fusion 1979
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Africa - Tears And Laughter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Africa - Tears And Laughter
African Fusion 1979
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African Marketplace album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Marketplace
African Fusion 1980
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African Dawn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Dawn
African Fusion 1983
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Zimbabwe (aka Dollar Brand / Abdullah Ibrahim (Amiga)) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zimbabwe (aka Dollar Brand / Abdullah Ibrahim (Amiga))
African Fusion 1983
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Ekaya (Home) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ekaya (Home)
African Fusion 1983
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Water From an Ancient Well album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Water From an Ancient Well
African Fusion 1986
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Mindif album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mindif
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1988
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African River album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African River
African Fusion 1989
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) The Mountain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Mountain
African Fusion 1989
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) No Fear, No Die album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Fear, No Die
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1990
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Mantra Mode album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mantra Mode
African Fusion 1991
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Desert Flowers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Desert Flowers
African Fusion 1992
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Knysna Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Knysna Blue
African Fusion 1994
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Piano Solo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Solo
African Fusion 1995
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Cape Town Flowers album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Cape Town Flowers
African Fusion 1997
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African Suite for Trio and String Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Suite for Trio and String Orchestra
African Fusion 1998
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African Symphony album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Symphony
African Fusion 2001
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Re:Brahim album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Re:Brahim
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2004
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Senzo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Senzo
African Fusion 2008
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Bombella album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bombella
African Fusion 2009
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Sotho Blue album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Sotho Blue
African Fusion 2010
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Mukashi (Once Upon A Time) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Mukashi (Once Upon A Time)
African Fusion 2013
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) The Balance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Balance
African Fusion 2019
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Dream Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dream Time
Post Bop 2019

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ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) live albums

ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Anatomy Of A South African Village album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anatomy Of A South African Village
African Fusion 1965
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Piano
African Fusion 1970
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African Sun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Sun
African Fusion 1972
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Ancient Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ancient Africa
African Fusion 1974
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African Breeze album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Breeze
African Fusion 1974
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) The Dream (aka Round Midnight At The Montmartre) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Dream (aka Round Midnight At The Montmartre)
African Fusion 1979
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Live at Montreux album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Montreux
African Fusion 1980
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Matsidiso album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matsidiso
African Fusion 1981
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) South African Sunshine / Piano - Solo - Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
South African Sunshine / Piano - Solo - Live
African Fusion 1982
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Live at Sweet Basil Vol.1 (with Carlos Ward) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Sweet Basil Vol.1 (with Carlos Ward)
African Fusion 1983
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Boswil Concert 1973 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Boswil Concert 1973
African Fusion 1983
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Autobiography album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Autobiography
African Fusion 1983
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Kalisz 1984 (with Carlos Ward) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kalisz 1984 (with Carlos Ward)
African Fusion 1984
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Duke's Memories album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke's Memories
African Fusion 1986
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) South Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
South Africa
African Fusion 1986
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Abdullah Ibrahim Trio : Yarona album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Abdullah Ibrahim Trio : Yarona
African Fusion 1995
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Abdullah Ibrahim Trio : Cape Town Revisited album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Abdullah Ibrahim Trio : Cape Town Revisited
African Fusion 2000
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Ekapa Lodumo (with the NDR Big Band) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ekapa Lodumo (with the NDR Big Band)
African Fusion 2001
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African Magic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Magic
African Fusion 2002
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) The Song Is My Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Song Is My Story
Post Bop 2014

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ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) re-issues & compilations

ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) Voice Of Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voice Of Africa
African Fusion 1988
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) African Sun (The African Recordings) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Sun (The African Recordings)
African Fusion 1988

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ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) The Journey

Album · 1977 · African Fusion
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Recorded and released in 1977, “The Journey” is a different sort of album for Abdullah Ibrahim, who was still going by the name of Dollar Brand at this time. Ibrahim is usually known for his hypnotic African grooves, and you get a good bit of that on “The Journey”, but you also get a lengthy, less typical for him, free jazz excursion featuring some stars from NYC’s pioneering free jazz movement. Ibrahim had just moved to NYC from South Africa before he recorded this, and apparently he was immediately embraced by the avant-garde vanguard, including such renowned musicians such as Don Cherry and Hamiet Bluiett.

Side one opens with an energetic South African calypso that is relatively short and to the point. Abdullah leaves the piano alone for this one and instead gives us a fiery soprano saxophone solo. The lengthy “Jabulani” takes up the rest of this side and features the large ensemble in free jazz mode as they pass the solos around so that eventually everyone gets a free ride. This is that original form of free jazz that sounds like bebop gone berserk, so much more rhythmic and lively than often what passes for free jazz today. Side two is made up of the 20 minute plus “Hajj”, which is an absolute groove monster based around North African rhythms and melodies. Talib Rhynie’s ‘snake charmer’ oboe melodies are a real plus on this one, as is Bluiett’s clarinet solo as most of the musicians all get a turn to play with the oriental mode that comprises the main theme. Abdullah plays piano on this one as he provides a repeating rhythmic figure that is the backbone of the piece.

“The Journey”, with its free jazz excursion, is a somewhat different album for Ibrahim, but really all of this eclectic music comes together and makes total sense, thanks to the talent of the assembled crew here that is equally at home with in the groove playing, as well as going completely outside.

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idlero wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I am both confident and patient :)
snobb wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Thanks, albums will be added step by step :)
idlero wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Discography Part 2:
# 1982: African Dawn
# 1983: Ekaya
# 1983: Zimbabwe
# 1985: Water From an Ancient Well
# 1986: South Africa
# 1988: Mindif
# 1989: Blues for a Hip King
# 1989: African River
# 1989: The Mountain[3]
# 1990: No Fear, No Die
# 1991: Mantra Mode
# 1993: xnysna Blue
# 1994: African Sun
# 1995: Yarona
# 1997: Cape Town Flowers
# 1999: African Suite
# 2000: Cape Town Revisited
# 2001: Ekapa Lodumo
# 2002: African Magic
# 2008: Senzo
# 2009: Bombella

idlero wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Discography Part 1:
* 1960: Jazz Epistle Verse 1
* 1965: The Dream
* 1965: Anatomy of a South African Village (Black Lion Records)
* 1965: This is Dollar Brand (Black Lion)
* 1969: African Sketchbook
* 1969: African Piano
* 1973: Good News from Africa
* 1973: African Space Program
* 1974: Ancient Africa
* 1975: Confluence
* 1976: Banyana – Children of Africa
* 1977: The Journey
* 1977: Streams of Consciousness
* 1977: Buddy Tate Meets Dollar Brand (Chiaroscuro Records)
* 1978: Anthem for the New Nations
* 1978: Autobiography
* 1978: Soweto
* 1979: Echoes from Africa
* 1979: African Marketplace
* 1979: Africa Tears and Laughter
* 1980: Dollar Brand at Montreux

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