Abdullah Ibrahim

The Very Best of Abdullah Ibrahim

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Considering the wealth of material from South African jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim (aka Dollar Brand), the title of the disc is a bit misleading. While this does contain excellent material, 14 original selections taken from 12 Enja releases, it is by no means a definitive compilation. Ibrahim is widely acknowledged for his compositions and piano playing, both influenced by Ellington and Monk, he also plays soprano sax, flute, and sings, a bit of each is included here. Though barely touching his massive recorded output, this budget release from the Music Club label is certainly a worthwhile sampler.

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