He has recorded well over 70 individual albums over the last 55 years. For that reason I have chosen to focus this discography primarily on LPs from the first twenty or so years of his career.
The list below is by no means exhaustive. Many additional recordings from this period have subsequently been issued on CD. Moreover, the LPs represented here have each been issued and reissued in many different countries, often with alternative covers.
In most cases I have attempted to show the first cover with its country of origin. The date shown is the year in which the recording was made and any additional dates in parentheses brackets are issue dates for the vinyl. Sign Up for Our Free Newsletter.
Privacy Overview. Abdullah Ibrahim Dollar Brand The Journey Always Enabled. He began piano lessons at the age of seven and made his professional debut at fifteen, playing and later recording with such local groups as the Tuxedo Slickers. He was in the forefront of playing bebop with a Cape Town flavour and saw the formation of the Dollar Brand Trio. His groundbreaking septet the Jazz Epistles, formed in with saxophonist Kippie Moeketsi, trumpeter Hugh Masekela, trombonist Jonas Gwanga, bassist Johnny Gertze and drummer Makaya Ntshokorecorded the first jazz album by South African musicians.
That Abdullah Ibrahim Dollar Brand The Journey year, he met and first performed with vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin; they were to marry six years later. After the notorious Sharpeville massacre ofmixed-race bands and audiences were defying the Abdullah Ibrahim Dollar Brand The Journey strict apartheid laws, and jazz symbolized resistance, so the government closed a number of clubs and harassed the musicians.
These were difficult times in which to sustain musical development in South Africa. There, inSathima persuaded Duke Ellington to listen to them play, which Abdullah Ibrahim Dollar Brand The Journey to a recording session in Paris — Duke Ellington presents the Dollar Brand Trio — and invitations to perform at key European festivals, and on television and radio during the next two years.
Inthe now married couple moved to New York. After appearing that year at the Newport Jazz Festival and Carnegie Hall, Dollar Brand was called upon in to substitute as leader of the Ellington Orchestra in five concerts. Retrieved 24 October Sunday Tribune. Carnegie Hall Blog. Retrieved 30 Abdullah Ibrahim Dollar Brand The Journey Via Press Reader.
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