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Expedition Audio Recommended
The more you listen the more you hear in compositions such as ‘Eclipse at Dawn’ and ‘Phambili – Looking Ahead.’ The fifty-six minutes of this disc just seem richer with each repetition. The Song Is My Story is a story you need to know. read more
Personnel: Abdullah Ibrahim (grand piano).
Audio Mixer: Klaus Genuit.
Recording information: Fazoli Concert Hall, Sacile, Italy (06/24/2014/06/25/2014).
Photographer: Johannes Kassenberg.
Released in celebration of his 80th birthday, 2014's The Song Is My Story finds pianist Abdullah Ibrahim performing a live solo concert at the legendary "Fazioli" grand piano company in Italy. Recorded during his visit to the company in the summer of 2014, the 17-track album captures the journeyman jazz artist on piano, as well as two tracks on saxophone. Lyrical and intimate, this evocative concert showcases Ibrahim's distinctive, classical-influenced, free improvisation style. ~ Matt Collar
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