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Abdullah Ibrahim — Mannenberg
Album: Voice of Africa
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Very hip and groovy...nice way to start the morning...
is it over yet?????? :beat: :beat:
Uploaded only last night & already being played this morning ?!! Brilliant! Cape Town Jazz at its finest. Right out of District Six. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_Six --------------------------------- "District Six also contributed mightily to the distinguished history of South African jazz: Basil 'Mannenberg' Coetzee (my addition: Tenor Sax & flute on this song), known for his song "District Six", was born there and lived there until its destruction; Abdullah Ibrahim lived nearby and was a frequent visitor to the area, as were many other jazz musicians. Ibrahim described it to The Guardian as a "fantastic city within a city...", explaining, "here you felt the fist of apartheid it was the valve to release some of that pressure. In the late 50s and 60s, when the regime clamped down, it was still a place where people could mix freely. It attracted musicians, writers, politicians at the forefront of the struggle. We played and everybody would be there." In fact, District Six is synonymous with urban jazz in South Africa, a reputation which needs some consideration since it is not literally true, but which speaks of its symbolic importance as a South African cultural landscape equal to Sophiatown in Johannesburg. District Six is associated with South Africa's greatest jazz musician, Abdullah Ibrahim. Ibrahim has made an international reputation as a solo pianist with Duke Ellington and Thelonius Monk as early influences. He left South Africa in the 1960s, and found his voice in the milieu of avant-garde jazz in Europe, establishing a reputation as a major exponent of jazz piano." ----------------------------- Note too that the legendary Hugh Masekela started as trumpeter in Abdullah 'Dollar Brand' Ibrahim's Jass Epistles, South Africa's first bebop band. Ibrahim might not be too well known outside of jazz circles but his influence within the jazz community was much greater. His distinctive piano, the 'Cape Town' sound can be heard in works by Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Bela Fleck et al.
cattgirl813 wrote:
Very nice. Calls to mind some of the work done by The Crusaders.
Most definitely, Yes! :sunny:
MylenerHead wrote:
Very long :yes:..but I'm enjoying it
not bad.....
I prefer my jazz to be soothing. This borders on what I consider the disjointed jazz where it sounds as if every musician is playing a different song all at the same time. AND HOW LONG IS IT?? :no:
Liking it...
I just had to get up and DANCE!!! Happy, Happy feet!!!
Very nice. Calls to mind some of the work done by The Crusaders.
Would have never suspected this as being African related music. (assuming from the cover it is, somehow)
This is some lovely morning coffee music - thank you B!