Blues for District Six

early one new year's morning when the emerald bay waved its clear waters against the noisy dockyard a restless south easter skipped over slumbering lion’s head danced up hanover street tenored a bawdy banjo strung an ancient cello bridged a host of guitars tambourined through a dingy alley into a scented cobwebbed room and...

Dream

Dream Time (Solo Piano) – Abdullah Ibrahim (Enja)

South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim was 84 when he performed this remarkable solo concert a year ago at a small recital hall in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, where he now makes his home. Even at his advanced age, he remains a...

Abdullah Ibrahim

Jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim maintains ‘The Balance’ in life and music

For more than six decades, South African jazz piano virtuoso Abdullah Ibrahim has delighted and enlightened audiences around the world. During his first years on the scene, Ibrahim (born Adolph Johannes Brand in Cape Town) kept company with giants like John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, as well as...