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Exposed to a variety of music as a youngster, including traditional African music, religious songs, and jazz, Ibrahim began studying piano at the age of seven. Top Songs See All. No Fear No Die.
Although he returned to South Africa to live inhe continued to divide his time between his birthplace and his adopted abudllah in New York. Ten years later, he joined the Jazz Epistles, a group featuring trumpet player Hugh Masekela and alto saxophonist Kippi Moeketsi. 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.
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Ellington was so impressed that he arranged a recording session for Ibrahim and the trio. 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 bolreo converting to Islam inAbdullah Ibrahim. He continued to be supported by Ellington following the album’s release. The following year, Swiss composer Daniel Schnyder arranged several of his compositions ibarhim 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.
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The Song Is My Story. Artist Playlists See All. Shortly afterwards, he disbanded the trio and accepted an invitation to join Elvin Jones’ quartet. Essential Albums See All. Water from an Ancient Well. Abdullah Ibrahim View on Apple Music. 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.
The collaboration with Jones lasted six months.
The Enja Heritage Collection: Since attracting international acclaim as a member of the Jazz Abdullah, one of South Africa’s first jazz bands, Ibrahim has continued to explore new ground with his imaginative playing.
Similar Artists See All. Jazz At Radio Rai: InIbrahim collaborated on an album and tour with jazz drummer Max Roach.
BORN Oct 9, Live At Jazz Forum feat. The band, which had been formed in by American pianist John Mehegan for a recording session, Jazz in Africa, had recorded the first jazz album by South African musicians.
InIbrahim left South Africa with vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin; the two were married inand temporarily settled in Zurich. Besides touring as a soloist inhe qbdullah with bands led by Don Cherry and Gato Barbieri. After leaving the Jones quartet, he continued to be involved with a variety of projects.