You’re invited to an intimate performance with the Abdullah Ibrahim Trio, South Africa’s most distinguished pianist and a world-respected master musician. Dollar Brand, as he was known, was exposed to a melting pot of influences during his Cape Town childhood: African traditional music, Christian hymns, gospel tunes, spirituals, American jazz, township jive and classical music. Exiled during apartheid, he built a music career around the globe, returning home only after Nelson Mandela’s release. Abdullah’s thoughtful style of solo piano is on display in his most recent album, Solotude.
“When it comes to stately beauty, it’s damn near impossible to surpass an Abdullah Ibrahim solo piano set. The 87-year-old NEA Jazz Master and South African cultural icon has continually returned to this format over the decades, exploring and deepening a lifelong romance with rumination while epitomizing grace and wisdom.”