Abdullah Ibrahim

African Portraits

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Recorded at the same session that resulted in Sangoma, this Sackville album features Abdullah Ibrahim (as Dollar Brand) on a solo set sticking to originals. By 1973, Ibrahim very much had his own sound developed, blending together jazz with spiritualism, expertly utilizing repetition and the strong influence of his South African heritage. There are many recordings available by the unique pianist, and this set is an above-average and consistently stirring effort.