Abdullah Ibrahim: Tiny Desk Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the …

Abdullah Ibrahim signs with The Kurland Agency

Abdullah Ibrahim is South Africa’s most distinguished pianist and a world-respected master musician. Born in Cape Town, Dollar Brand, as he became known, was exposed to a melting pot of cultural …

Le Rendezvous critique

JazzTimes review: Solotude

A review of the pianist’s solo album that replaced his annual birthday recital in fall of 2020

Abdullah Ibrahims Japanese Cosmology


Playing the blues playing the blues ancestralpaying the dues ancestral libationcalabashrotationstar dancernew dawn enhancer suck the root kiss the snake remakethat old story new few Giant Steps – John Coltrane …

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 …