Thursday, April 21, 2011

Abdullah Ibrahim - Mantra Mode

This was a very special recording for pianist/composer Abdullah Ibrahim because, after nearly 30 years of exile, he was back in Cape Town, South Africa performing with local musicians. The musicianship is surprisingly high and the African septet does a fine job of interpreting eight of Ibrahim's newer folk melodies. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist: Abdullah Ibrahim (aka Dollar Brand)
Album: Mantra Mode
Year: 1991
Label: Enja/Tiptoe
Runtime: 40:23

1.  Bayi Lam (Traditional) 4:22
2.  Dindela (Abdullah Ibrahim) 5:36
3.  Barakaat (Abdullah Ibrahim) 3:32
4.  Tafelberg Samba /Carnival Samba (Abdullah Ibrahim-P. Appolis) 7:01
5.  Mantra Mode (Abdullah Ibrahim) 9:32
6.  Beauiful Love (Abdullah Ibrahim) 4:08
7.  Tskave/ Royal Blue (Abdullah Ibrahim) 6:11

Abdullah Ibrahim (aka Dollar Brand) (Piano, Drums)
Basil Coetze (Tenor Saxophone)
Robbie Jansen (Alto and Baritone Saxophone, Flute)
Johnny Mekoa (Trumpet)
Monty Weber (Drums)
Spencer Mbadu (Double Bass)
Errol Dyers (Guitar)


  1. Abdullah Ibrahim - Mantra Mode (1991)

    Wonderful music! I'm really enjoying it.


  2. Wonderful!, sublime!.
    I'm an absolute fan of Abdullah Ibrahim, and Basil Coetzee. "Mannenberg" is one of my songs ever.
    I never had the opportunity to hear this record and really do not know how to thank you
    thank you!
    thank you!
    Gracias! (From Spain)

  3. absolutely top drawer! lovely music from ibrahim. thank you.



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