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Label: Intuition
Quality: FLAC 16 bits 44.1kHz
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Track length:2:45
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800557
Track length:3:05
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800558
Track length:0:53
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800559
Track length:0:54
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800560
Track length:1:13
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800561
Track length:6:02
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800562
Track length:2:09
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800563
Track length:1:25
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800564
Track length:1:31
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800565
Track length:5:06
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800566
Track length:1:05
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800567
Track length:1:17
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800568
Track length:1:04
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800569
Track length:5:13
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800570
Track length:6:15
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800571
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SENZO - Contours and Time SENZO - Contours and Time 2:29     Add € 1.50
Track length:2:29
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800572
Track length:2:16
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800573
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Banyana, Children of Africa Banyana, Children of Africa 0:51     Add € 1.50
Track length:0:51
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800574
Track length:1:04
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800575
Track length:6:06
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800576
Track length:3:01
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ellington; Duke, Kurtz; Manny, Mills; Irving
ISRC: DEF300800577
Track length:1:23
Performer: Abdullah Ibrahim
Arranger: Kai Schmidt
Composer: Ibrahim; Abdullah
ISRC: DEF300800578

Senzo is nothing less than a masterwork. It is particularly the relaxed anchoring of the spontaneously captured moment in eternity that makes this recording stand out from the masses of piano albums that are currently flooding the market. The name Abdullah Ibrahim is as inextricably linked with jazz history as those of Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, or Don Cherry. The pianist has collaborated closely with all of these musicians, but his life history is a unique story that is directly connected to global developments during the twentieth century. Born in Cape Town in 1934 as Adolphe Johannes Brand, from 1949 on he worked as a professional musician under the name Dollar Brand. What that meant in the days of apartheid in South Africa does not have to be explained further. Nevertheless, until the early 1960s, he stayed in his native country, where he accompanied Miriam Makeba and founded the first important African jazz band, the Jazz Epistles. The international recognition also earned him distrust at home, however. He left for Europe in 1962, appeared primarily in Switzerland and Denmark, and was discovered by Duke Ellington in 1965. On his new album Senzo, Abdullah Ibrahim is heard solo at the piano, but he is far from alone with himself. The word "senzo" means "ancestor" in Japanese. As if that were not reason enough for the title, Senzo was also his father's name. The spiritually experienced pianist does not believe in coincidences. Abdullah Ibrahim has long been more than just Africa's authentic ambassador to the jazz civilization – that becomes clearer than ever before on his latest album. He devotes himself to all of humanity. It is definitely not inappropriate to hear a direct link from African roots to American jazz and European art music in these piano works. For Ibrahim, who has been purifying himself with the Japanese martial arts for 40 years, such categories have long been unimportant. His playing is based on the primal tone from which all other sounds are derived as echoes to the end of time. His spirituality completely dispenses with esotericism and esthetics. It is grounded in the realm of everyday experience but is also traced back to its origins. One only has to enter into it, and it is like a clarifying discussion that has been put off for a long time and is now all the more liberating. Abdullah Ibrahim's sound has nearly staggering clarity. What the jazz connoisseur perceives as a maximum of musical reduction to the essence of expression is for the listener unfamiliar with jazz simply disarmingly beautiful music. Ibrahim improvises, without overtaxing his own intellect or that of the listener in the process. His simple formula is "no mind." The pieces are unusually brief for a jazz concert, but in their entirety these torsos and fragments produce a stream of consciousness that begins long before the first note and does not end with the last. Ibrahim's uninhibited, intimate relationship with sound combines the sage wisdom of an ancient shaman with the insatiable curiosity of a little boy. The listener often forgets completely that he is hearing a piano and thinks it is simply a child singing in a clear voice. Ibrahim refers to his music not as pieces but as songs, and what he would like most of all is to make them sing. Everything works exactly the way we hear it but could also be completely different. On Senzo, Abdullah Ibrahim not only catches up with his ancestors, the widely traveled nomad also finds himself.