Jazz Concerts and Shows

Abdullah Ibrahim
Thu, Aug 1 ~ Sun, Aug 4

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Weekend engagement at the Jazz Standard, NYC
Tickets and information

Abdullah Ibrahim – piano
Noah Jackson – bass, cello
Will Terrill – drums
Cleave Guyton Jr. – alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, piccolo
Lance Bryant – tenor saxophone
Andrae Murchison – trombone
Marshall McDonald – baritone saxophone

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1934, this globally acclaimed pianist and composer was known pro­fessionally as Dollar Brand in 1959 when he recorded the first South African jazz album, Verse One, with the Jazz Epistles. With the sponsorship of Duke Ellington, he released his American debut album in 1963 and performed at the 1965 Newport Jazz Festival. This Jazz Standard run heralds the Gearbox Records release of the leader’s new vinyl LP, The Balance – his first new album in four years. The lush horn lines, lilting melodies, and uplifting chord progressions are characteristic of Ibrahim’s singular township jazz, and the full–band tracks contrast with several crystalline solo piano improvisations. “With his soulful melodies and gently rolling township grooves, there are few musicians in jazz who can make you feel that essentially all is right in the world like Abdullah Ibrahim.” (The Times UK Online)