This day (October 9, 1934), in Cape Town, South Africa, is born Adolph Johannes Brand a.k.a. Dollar Brand a.k.a. Abdullah Ibrahim, a South African pianist and composer.
Wikipedia : This day (October 9, 1934), in Cape Town, South Africa, is born Adolph Johannes Brand a.k.a. Dollar Brand a.k.a. Abdullah Ibrahim, a South African pianist and composer.
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@last.fm : He first received piano lessons at the age of seven, was an avid consumer of jazz records brought by American sailors, and was playing jazz professionally by 1949.
@Discogs : He was given the Dollar nickname due his regular purchases of jazz LPs from US-American soldiers as a youth, and when he converted to Islam in 1968 he changed his name to Abdullah Ibrahim — although he continued to perform and record under the Dollar Brand monicker for some years thereafter.
Audio : The Wedding . Ishmael . Blues For A Hip King . For Coltrane . The Mountain . Tintinyana . Whoza Mtwana . Tuang Guru . Water From An Ancient Well . Song For Sathima .
Video : Cape Town Flower (1999) . Belleayre Music Festival 07 . w/ Carlos Ward – Poland 1984 . w/ Max Roach – Jazz Baltica 1997 . At The Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland (2010) . w/ Ekaya – The Mountain / Nisa / Mississippi . Leverkusen 2007 (1/2) . Leverkusen 2007 (2/2) . At Jazz Fest Wien 08 . Cape Town Jazz Orchestra – In The Footsteps Of Abdullah Ibrahim .