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Water From An Ancient Well

CD (Item 501772) Ekapa/Enja (Germany), 1985 — Condition: Used
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Abdullah Ibrahim — Water From An Ancient Well ... CD 16.99

A real standout for Dollar Brand – and one of those few records that features him letting loose with a slightly larger jazz group – in this case a septet of American players that features some great horn work by Ricky Ford on tenor, Carlos Ward on alto, Charles Davis on baritone, and Dick Griffin on trombone! As you might expect from the presence of these giants, the set's got a depth that recalls some of the more spiritual sounds of the 70s – such as you'd find on Muse Records, and maybe even on Strata East! The sound is nice and angular – steeped in the Africanist tradition of Ibrahim's earlier work, but coming off even better thanks to the twists and turns of the horns. Titles include "The Mountain", "The Wedding", "Sameeda", and "Mandela".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print, 90s Enja pressing.)

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