Later With Jools

Later… with Jools Holland

Earlier this year, Abdullah Ibrahim returned once more to BBC’s flagship television show Later With Jools…, hosted by pianist and iconic presenter Jools Holland. The only entirely music-dedicated show on British terrestrial television, Later with Jools has been running since 1992 and is watched world over...

Dream Time

Abdullah Ibrahim ‘Dream Time’ CD (ENJA) 5/5

This record comes quite soon (for AI) after ‘The Balance’ but unlike that one this is a solo outing recorded live at his now hometown in Bavaria. I had the privilege of hearing this live at Cadogan Hall the day before I got the review...

Abdullah Ibrahim aka Dollar Brand: The Balance

Ibrahim says on a short note on the back cover of this LP “We push ourselves out of our comfort zones”. Later he says “Technically it’s very, very skilled but there’s a simplicity in the complexity so that people can relate to it. It’s a...

Abdullah

Abdullah Ibrahim looks to past, present and future

More than six decades into a trail-blazing career in music, and recently named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts, Abdullah Ibrahim shows no signs of slowing down. The legendary jazz pianist, composer and anti-Apartheid activist – Nelson Mandela called him the "Mozart...