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African Magic

Label: Enja Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: Blue Bolero (fragment 1); Third Line Samba; Blue Bolero (Fragment 2); Blues For A Hip King; District Six; Tuang Guru; Blue Bolero (Fragment 3); Joan

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Abdullah Ibrahim: African Magic

Read "African Magic" reviewed by Jim Santella

Germany’s Jazz Across The Border Festival had been exploring the effect world cultures have on jazz for more than a decade. That idea remains a topic near and dear to our hearts. In his suite-like concert of impressions, Abdullah Ibrahim infuses South American samba, European bolero and habanera, Asian folk melodies, South African anthems, and Duke ...

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Abdullah Ibrahim: African Magic

Read "African Magic" reviewed by AAJ Staff

It's very easy to call attention by playing fast or flashy. Pianist Abdullah Ibrahim does not believe in any of that. When he approaches the keyboard, he brings a sense of balance and poise that make the notes he plays sound clear and natural. That's not to say he lacks the ability to cook up drama ...

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Abdullah Ibrahim: African Magic

Read "African Magic" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In today’s jazz world with all of its wunderkind piano prodigies, the simplicity of South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim’s approach to the piano is his genius. He can say more with two notes of his left hand than an entire room of Julliard and Berklee graduates can express with both paws. In his fiftieth ...


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