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Abdullah Ibrahim: The Sound of the Universe

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Abdullah Ibrahim's cosmology informs his art. While some might look upon him as an overseer at the crossroads between new and old, the tempered pianist stands as a sage, painting swirling rhythms that resemble the spheres of the universe with his compositions. He continues to combine ancient wisdom with the tones of the future; formation and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Monty Alexander at the Avalon Theater

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Monty Alexander and Friends
The Avalon Theater
Easton, MD
August 31, 2019

“Ten years," Monty Alexander wryly observed at the center-stage microphone with a disbelieving shake of the head. “Ten years of this festival, and 75 years as me." It was a celebration of multiple anniversaries at the weekend-long Labor Day ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Abullah Ibrahim at SFJAZZ

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Abdullah Ibrahim
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
April 29-30, 2016

At 81, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, is still going strong, something he proved during a remarkable tour-de-force performance which spanned four nights at SFJAZZ in San Francisco.

For the first two evenings (Thursday and Friday), Ibrahim appeared in the company of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya: Sotho Blue

Read "Sotho Blue" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The music of pianist Abdullah Ibrahim has lit up the world, shining brightly in the darkest recesses of the mind for decades. It has sung proud through the apartheid era, helping to clench the fist of protest tighter and the voice of human freedom sing louder. Now that the walls of segregation (at least in South ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Vibin': Jay Hoggard, Joe Baione, Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece, Mark Sherman & Roy Ayers

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Jay Hoggard

Soular Power

JHVM

2009

Joe Baione

Oh Yeah!

self-published

2009

Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece

Full View

Posi-Tone

2009

Mark Sherman

Live @The Bird's Eye

Miles High

2008