Abdullah Ibrahim – Soliloque pour piano

Ce matin Marjolaine Portier-Kaltenbach nous présente le nouvel album du le légendaire pianiste sud-africain Abdullah Ibrahim. Il paraît demain en version numérique sous le label Gearbox Records et il s’appelle …

Album review – Abdullah Ibrahim ‘Solotude’

Over the past few years, Abdullah Ibrahim (born Cape Town, South Africa, 9 October 1934) has shared his birthday with an enthusiastic audience in the Hirzinger Hall, Riedering, Germany. But in 2020 …


Abdullah Ibrahim’s dream of a rank outsider at the races teaches the South African pianist to always back himself.

Later With Jools

Jazz artists go solo in lockdown

Five solo piano albums released in South Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic give shape and sound to our search for meaning amid the isolation of the moment.

[SORTIE CD] Solotude – Abdullah Ibrahim

Sortie digitale prévue le 26 novembre 2021 et sortie physique le 14 janvier 2022 sous le label Gearbox Records.

Blue Bolero from upcoming Abdullah Ibrahim solo piano album Solitude is streaming

We don’t often get ”earworms” but did back in 2016. The piece that became one was ‘Blue Bolero’ heard live. The artist, Abdullah Ibrahim (above: photo via Gearbox on Bandcamp). …

Preorder Abdullah Ibrahim – Solotude Vinyl LP

Each year on October 9th, Abdullah Ibrahim performs a solo piano concert at the Hirzinger Hall in South Germany in order to celebrate his birthday. Due to lockdown restrictions last year, this …

Abdullah Ibhrahim on BBC3

Kevin Le Gendre presents an interview with piano great and anti-apartheid activist Abdullah Ibrahim, dubbed “South Africa’s Mozart” by Nelson Mandela. Looking back over his five-decade career, Ibrahim shares some …

Gearbox Records release ‘Understanding the Balance with Abdullah Ibrahim’

Gearbox presents ‘Understanding ‘The Balance’ with Abdullah Ibrahima one-off online masterclass with pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim 10 segments, each 2 minutes long Available on Vimeo with password access Password and …

Giants of Jazz – Dream Time

Tuesday, 23.03.2021 / 8 p.m. Prinzregententheater Catch-up date for April 21, 2020! Cards remain valid! “People don’t like Abdullah Ibrahim, they adore him.” The Guardian London 50 blinding years of …

Japan SA

Honouring a special SA, Japan history

“As my term in South Africa draws to a close, allow me to share my thoughts in this column. I served in South Africa as a diplomat for a total of 21 years intermittently since 1987.”

Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma: A New Equilibrium Live Session – Take 1

Yo-Yo Ma returns to the IDAGIO Global Concert Hall on October 23, 2020, with a live concert event honouring the 75th anniversary of the UN’s creation.