Abdullah Ibrahim (dollar Brand): Solotude

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Label: Gig Records
Catalog: 457152450048
Format: CD

"Solotude" is the new solo piano album by South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim. "Solotude" was recorded on Ibrahim's birthday in October 2021 at Hirzinger Saal in Riedering, where he traditionally gives his birthday concert The hall, famous in Germany for its acoustics, perfectly fits the mood of the album, which is warm, timeless and lonely at the same time. The music includes timeless classics like "Blues for a Hip King" and "The Wedding," rarely recorded tracks like "Tokai," and new ones like "Once Upon A Midnight," "In The Evening," and "Signal On A Hill." The enduring purity and honesty of Ibrahim's touch and the emotionally charged simplicity of his compositions show that even in the darkness, hope shines through. At 86 years old and even during a pandemic, the ever-active and resourceful Ibrahim shows no signs of ever stopping.

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