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Gearbox Records

Abdullah Ibrahim Aka Dollar Brand With Ekaya ‎– The Balance

$45.00

Gearbox Records

Abdullah Ibrahim Aka Dollar Brand With Ekaya ‎– The Balance

$45.00

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At the age of 84, Abdullah Ibrahim (AKA Dollar Brand) is set to release his first new album in four years. Entitled 'The Balance', this project features his long-time septet Ekaya, a line-up that he's been recording with since 1983. In this case, the album was recorded over the course of one day at London's RAK Studios last November. The lush horn lines, lilting melodies, and uplifting chord progressions are characteristic of Abdullah's own particular brand of Township Jazz. This is contrasted with various solo piano improvisations, which epitomize the nostalgic yet hopeful nature of Abdullah's musical spirit. Hence, The Balance.

In his own words, "We push ourselves out of our comfort zones. So that we can present to the listener our striving for excellence. So that we can engage with our listeners without any barriers of our ego. It's not jazz. For us, it's a process of transcending barriers." - Bandcamp

 

Label: Gearbox Records ‎– GB1554

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: UK

Released: 28 Jun 2019

Genre: Jazz

Style: Contemporary JazzCape Jazz