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Modes pour Ishmael

In Ishmael, Scales on January 6, 2010 at 7:23 pm

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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) Banyana Children of Africa – Ishmael

In Album, Bio, Ishmael on January 20, 2009 at 10:53 pm

Abdullah Ibrahim (born 9 October 1934 in Cape Town, South Africa), formerly known as Adolph Johannes Brand, and 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. Within jazz, his music particularly reflects the influence of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington.

He first received piano lessons at the age of seven, was an avid consumer of jazz records brought by American sailors, and was playing jazz professionally by 1949. In 1959 and 1960, he played alongside Kippie Moeketsi with The Jazz Epistles in Sophiatown before joining the European tour of the musical King Kong.

Children of Africa  



Banyana - Children of Africa

Banyana - Children of Africa

  • Label: Enja Records
  • Catalog#: enja 2070
  • Format: Vinyl, LP
  • Country: US
  • Released: 1976
  • Style: Free Jazz, Soul-Jazz


  • Bass – Cecil McBee 
  • Drums – Roy Brooks 
  • Piano, Saxophone [Soprano], Vocal – Dollar Brand 
  • Producer – Horst Weber , Matthias Winckelmann



  • Banyana – The Children of Africa (1:59)
  • Asr (8:14)
  • Ishmael (12:14)
  • The Honey-Bird (6:19)
  • The Dream (6:40)
  • Yukio-Khalifa (10:20)

Abdullah Ibrahim – Ishmael

In Ishmael, Live on August 29, 2008 at 10:59 pm