African Piano

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Album Name Length Format Sample Rate Price
African Piano 38:45 $20.98
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1 Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro 11:08 96/24 Album only
2 Selby That the Eternal Spirit Is the Only Reality 2:23 96/24 Album only
3 The Moon 8:08 96/24 Album only
4 Xaba 0:40 96/24 Album only
5 Sunset in Blue 4:25 96/24 Album only
6 Kippy 5:05 96/24 Album only
7 Jabulani 2:06 96/24 Album only
8 Tintiyana 4:42 96/24 Album only

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℗ 1973 JAPO/ECM Records GmbH © 1973 JAPO/ECM Records GmbH

Abdullah Ibrahim, piano

Sometimes a musical message is so urgent that questions of recording quality are almost beside the point. Informally recorded in 1969 in a noisy club – Copenhagen’s famous Jazzhus Montmartre – the flavour of African Piano is ‘documentary’ rather than luxuriantly hi-fidelity, yet the essence of Abdullah Ibrahim’s communication comes through loud and clear. The listener is drawn into the robust rhythms of his solo piano style, as he re-examines the history of jazz from a South African perspective, with echoes of songs of the townships, and vamps that hint of Monk and Duke and much more. African Piano was a highly influential album, and it has lost none of its power.