Recorded on June 24, 2000 at Jazz Open Air am Rothenbaum, NDR, Hamburg, Germany. Label Code: LC 07302.
Abdullah Ibrahim piano NDR Big Band directed by Dieter Glawischnig Lennart Axelsson, Ingolf Burkhardt, Claus Stötter, Reiner Winterschladen: trumpets Joe Gallardo, Michael Danner, Jürgen Neudert, Christoph Schweizer: trombones Fiete Felsch, Peter Bolte, Frank Delle, Lutz Büchner, Edgar Herzog: reeds, flutes Stephan Diez, Lucas Lindholm, Alex Riel, José Cortijo: rhythm section. Tiptoe – 888840 (US). Thanks to snobb for the addition. No release results found : showing artist results instead
Ekapa Lodumo makes a nice companion piece to 1999's African Suite, which featured Ibrahim's trio in the company of strings (and boasted a contrasting arrangement of "Mindif").
Abdullah Ibrahim revisits seven of his old compositions on this release, recorded live in Germany with the 17-piece NDR Big Band under the direction of Dieter Glawischnig. The new arrangements by Steve Gray and Fritz Pauer give Ibrahim's infectious melodies and rolling vamps added power. Even Ibrahim seems excited: between tunes he verbally invites the audience to "come with us" (. "Now come with us to an African Market," "Now come with us, a beautiful African sunset, and soft rain, soft rain, Pule.
Tracklist: 01. Kramat (Ibrahim) - 7:43 02. Announcement - 0:15 03. Mindif (Ibrahim) - 12:04 04. Announcement - 0:10 05. Black and Brown Cherries (Ibrahim) - 9:35 06. Announcement - 0:15 07. Pule (Ibrahim) - 12:03 08.
Abdullah Ibrahim (born Adolph Johannes Brand on 9 October 1934 and formerly known as Dollar Brand) is a South African pianist and composer. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of Cape Town, ranging from traditional African songs to the gospel of the AME Church and ragas, to more modern jazz and other Western styles. Ibrahim is considered the leading figure in the subgenre of Cape jazz
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