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Dollar BrandAfrican Space Program ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most righteous 70s sessions to come from the hands of Dollar Brand – a New York recording that's filled with work by a host of players from the spiritual jazz underground – all of whom soar strongly on the album's long tracks, and give the set a fire and righteous energy you're not likely to hear on other Brand albums of the time! The leader is especially bold and free on piano – and provides these long lines that set fire to work from Cecil Bridgewater and Charles Sullivan on trumpets, Kiani Zawadi on trombone, Cecil McBee on bass, Roy Brooks on drums, and the massive talents Sonny Fortune, Carlos Ward, Hamiet Bluiette, Roland Alexander, and John Stubblefield on reeds! The record has a much fuller feel than most of Brand's other work from the time, and it's great to hear his angular, rhythmic piano juxtaposed with the warm spiritualism of the players in the group – wonderful energy that takes flight on the two-part "Titiana", and the longer "Jabulani Easter Joy". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Dollar BrandZimbabwe ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $16.99
South African pianist Dollar Brand was still going strong into the 80s – as this excellent quartet session will attest! The record features a group with Carolos Ward on alto sax and flute, playing next to Brand's own piano and occasional soprano sax, backed by the bass of Essiet Okun Essiet and the drums of Don Mumford. Tracks are medium length – but filled with the slow-building grace that always makes Brand's work differ majestically from most of his contemporaries. Titles include "Karmat", "Guilty", "Zimbabwe", "For Coltrane, No 11", and "Bombella". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)Africa – Tears & Laughter ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
Dollar Brand is always a hell of a pianist, but he also has a way to really make equal magic when working with a horn – which happens here not just with the soprano and alto work of group member Talib Quadr, but also from some soprano work by Dollar Brand himself! The record's got this nicely varied sense of sounds – a short bold tune at the start, a poetic piano solo next, and then some longer tracks that really flesh things out with that beautiful vision that can make Brand's music so wonderful and so unique. Other group members include John Betsch on drums and Greg Brown on bass – working together as if they've been associates for years – on titles that include "Liberation Dance", "Do You Hear That Sound", "The Perfumed Forest Wet With Rain", "Ishmael", "Tsakve", and "Imam". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)Banyana ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Tremendous work from Abdullah Ibrahim – a set that not only has him working with a wonderful trio, but one that also features some soprano sax work as well! The record's got a sense of darkness that you don't always find in other albums by Ibrahim – possibly from the brooding rhythms from Cecil McBee on bass and Roy Brooks on drums – both players who really bring a lot to the date, and hint at some bolder musical ideas outside of the usual Abdullah Ibrahim universe. Abdullah seems to take their inspiration strongly on his piano – playing with bold force, and sharper edges than on some of his sweeter records – and on the wonderful track "Ismael", he plays soprano sax with this really raspy edge that's totally great. Other tracks are piano-based, and include "Yukio Khalifa", "The Honey Bird", "The Dream", "ASR", and "Banyana". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)Dollar Brand Plays Sphere Jazz ... LP
Honey Pie, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The first-ever trio album from South African piano legend Dollar Brand – a set that hints at a Thelonious Monk influence in the title, but which already has the pianist stepping out in that unusual style that's completely his own! The original tunes on the record are especially nice – with that intensely rhythmic quality that Brand gave to a whole generation, and which was a huge inspiration for many – chops and chunks of piano sound, layered nicely with the bass of Johnny Gertze and drums of Makaya Ntshoko. Titles include "Eclipse At Dawn", "Blues For B", "King Kong", "Boulevard East", "Khumbula Jane", and a version of Monk's "Misterioso". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dollar Brand/Don Cherry/Carlos WardThird World – Underground ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... About August 5, 2021
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A stunning little session – and every bit as wonderful as you'd expect from a lineup that includes Dollar Brand, Don Cherry, and Carlos Ward! The three players work together here in open, spiritual styles – with really long-flowing lines from Brand on piano, in a more modal style that's different from some of his other records – balanced out with bold trumpet lines from Cherry, and soaring alto sax from Ward – a player who doesn't always get the chance to step out this much! All three players vocalize a bit, but more in some sort of rootsy way that echoes the music – and the album's a really unique outing from all three players – and a set we'd rank with their best from the time. Titles include "Don's Song", "Cherry", "Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro", "Swazi", and "Jabulani Easter Joy". CD

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Dollar Brand/Johnny DyaniGood News From Africa ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful duets between pianist Dollar Brand and legendary bassist/Blue Notes member Johnny Dyani – two great South African jazz musicians who should have recorded more together in a format like this! Brand's open-ended rolling piano lines bring out the best in Dyani's bass – which at this point in his career, was not often heard in such an intimate setting, and was instead often hidden amidst larger more bombastic groupings of avant players – a shift in setting that really brings out some of the more spiritual currents in his music. The record features a version of Brand's excellent "The Pilgrim", plus the tracks "Msunduza", "Ntsikana's Bell", "Good News", and "Moniebah". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Dollar BrandAnatomy Of A South African Village (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous early work from South African pianist Dollar Brand (aka Abdullah Ibrahim) – exactly the kind of sounds that set him apart from so many other musicians at the time, and which brought him great attention on the European scene of the 60s! The tunes are long and open – strongly characterized by that rhythmic pulse that Brand borrows from his roots, but inflected with all these dark modern tones on piano – territory that Randy Weston was attempting a few years before, but which Dollar Brand really knocks out of the park with a recording like this! The rest of the group features Johnny Gertze on bass and Makaya Ntshoko on drums – both players who are really well-tuned to the groove – and the set features Brand's originals "Anatomy Of A South African Village", "Tintiyana" and "Honey, plus versions of the Monk tunes, "Round Midnight" and "Light Blue". CD features four bonus tracks – "The Dream", "Mamma", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and a 20 minute medley titled "Boulevard East/Sunset In Blue/Easter Joy". CD
(Part of the "Freedom Paper Sleeve Collection" series!)

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✨✧ Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)Dream Time ... LP
Enja (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful solo piano work from Abdullah Ibrahim – a later set that's got a different vibe than some of his earlier material in the format, in a way that shows the continuing evolution of his sound! There's a gentleness here that we might not have heard back in the 70s – a quality that can make things more introspective, even when the pianist is exploring the rhythmic currents that have always defined his sound – working here on a Fazoli grand piano, which has a resonance that seems to further amplify every note and pianistic decision. Titles include "Dream Time", "Blues For A Hip King", "Sotho Blue", "For Coltrane", "Blue Bolero", "Nisa", "Genesis", and "Whoza Mtwana". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)Black Lightning ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An album that was issued in the US, but which actually features excellent work that Abdullah Ibrahim/Dollar Brand recorded for the Gallo label in South Africa – the kind of edgier work that we often prefer next to some of his solo and trio material! The key force here is the horns – as one side of the record features work from Kippie Moketsi on alto, Basil Manenberg on tenor and flute, and Duku Makasi on tenor – and the flipside features a quartet with Manenberg again – a player whose deep tones really make for a perfect combination with Dollar Brand's snakey piano lines. Moketsi is great, as always – with that offbeat reed sound that always makes his performances so unique. Side one includes the extended groover "Black Lightning", and side 2 features a rendition of "Blue Monk", plus "Little Boy", and "Black & Brown Cherries". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gato Barbieri & Dollar BrandHamba Khale (aka Confluence) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two jazz giants of the 70s come together on this rare Italian recording from the late 60s – South African pianist Dollar Brand (Abdulla Ibrahim) and Argentine tenorist Gato Barbieri – both working here in spare duo formation, with edges that are a fair bit sharper than most of their later work! The format is incredibly spare – just tenor and piano, plus some occasional cello work by Brand – dark and angular, but also filled with small flowers of hope, flowering in the spontaneous presence of these two great minds – a tremendous spirit that makes the record very different than freer jazz outings, and which maybe points the way towards some of the classic European tenor/piano recordings to come. Tracks are long, with a free flowing quality that's infused with soul and spirit – and titles include "Hamba Khale", "The Aloe & The Wildrose", and "To Elsa". CD

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✨✧ Dollar BrandAfrican Sketchbook ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Spare, solo, and incredibly haunting work from Dollar Brand – recorded in Germany in 1969, and featuring Brand on both flute and piano, playing a set of 14 original compositions designed to provide small sketches of his African homeland. The mood of the work is less sprightly than some of his compositions for larger groups, and carries with it the tone of exile, an extra layer of sadness that gives a real emotional depth to the music. Titles include "Salaam – Peace – Hamba Khale", "Slave Bell", "The Stride", "Tokai", "The Dream", and "The Aloe & The Wildrose". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Dollar Brand/Klaus Doldinger/Eje Thelin/Sarah Vaughan/Jan WroblewskiJazz Antibes 1963 – Festival International Du Jazz Juan-Les-Pins ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet slices of work from a hell of a jazz festival – the 1963 Antibes performances, served up here in some incredibly hip material! The set begins with early work from pianist Dollar Brand – whose trio sounds moody and amazing on "Antibes Jam", then gets joined the great vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin on a version of "Prelude To A Kiss". Next up is the soulful sound of tenorist Klaus Doldinger, whose group includes Ingfried Hoffmann on piano – on a sensitive reading of "Like Someone In Love", which really shows off Klaus' under-recorded ballad style. The great trombonist Eje Thelin follows – leading a quintet with Ulf Andersson on tenor and Lars Joesten on piano – on the very long "Antibes Jam". A Polish group follows with another long track – a sharp-edged take on "Well You Needn't", led by tenorist Jan Wroblewski in a quartet with Wojciech Karolak on piano. Last up is singer Sarah Vaughan – working with the Kirk Stewart Trio – on the titles "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Tenderly", "A Taste Of Honey", and "Bill Bailey". CD

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✨✧ Don Cherry/Carlos Ward/Dollar BrandUniversal Silence ... CD
Lepo Glasbo (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful live performance from the same trio that delivered the Third World Underground album for Trio Records in 1972 – a set done with a similar mix of earthy, global elements as that gem – delivered by Carlos Ward on alto and flute, Dollar Brand on piano and flute, and Don Cherry on flute, trumpet, and percussion! There's a style here that's almost an extension of the energy of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – especially in the way the musicians mix up instruments – combined with some of the more globally-sensitive elements of Don Cherry's work in Sweden, which clearly brings out qualities in Brand and Ward that are different than their already-great work together on other albums. Titles include "African Session", "Air", "Berimbau", "Waya Wa Egoli", "Cherry", and "Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro". CD

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✨✧ Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)Dollar Brand At Montreux ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Extremely solid live work from Dollar Brand – playing here before a very enthusiastic crowd at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1980! The group is especially nice – a tight quintet with Carlos Ward on flute and alto, Craig Harris on trombone, Andre Strobert on drums, and Alonzo Gardner on electric bass. The use of electric bass gives the set a nice romping groove – driven onward by the freedom of the live setting, and by the very strong response of the crowd – making for some great long tracks that sparkle with Brand's unique South African jazz approach. Titles include "Ishmael", "The Perfumed Forest Wet With Rain", "Whoza Mtwana", and "The Homecoming Song". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)Balance ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really fantastic material from legendary pianist Abdullah Ibrahim – a set cut with a larger group of musicians, which we like even more than Ibrahim's work in a solo or trio format! The group here is his Ekaya ensemble – who flesh out Abdullah's larger musical ideas in a really great way – providing this sensitive soul and spirit for his work on piano – which, after all these years, still echoes the rhythmic impulses that made him such a standout in the 60s – but which also has this matured approach to color and tone that's really wonderful – and beautifully illuminated by the group! Players include Cleave Guyton Jr on alto and flute, Lance Bryant on tenor, Andrea Murchison on trombone, and Marshall McDonald on baritone – and the rhythm section features great work from Will Terrill on drums, and Noah Jackson on bass and cello. Titles include "Jabula", "Tuangu Guru", "ZB2", "Dreamtime", "Nisa", "Tonegawa", and "Devotion". CD
 
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Don CherryMu Second Part (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
BYG/Sunspots (Italy), 1969. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and wooden flute – plus a bit of percussion too – alongside drummer Ed Blackwell, who's equally unbridled – showing a huge evolution since the time both he and Don spent in the group of Ornette Coleman! There's a few echoes of the global elements that Cherry would later embrace more strongly in the 70s – but the core energy here is mostly improvised jazz, handled at a level that really makes a lot better use of the freedom than some of Don's contemporaries. Titles on this second part include "Bamboo Night", "The Mysticism Of My Sound", "Psycho Drama", "Smiling Faces Going Places", "Teo Teo Can", and "Dollar Brand/Spontaneous Composing/Exert Man On The Moon". CD
(Out of print. Limited to 1500 copies.)

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Abdullah IbrahimMindif ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
A great set that features Abdullah Ibrahim's soundtrack music for the 1988 Clair Denis film Chocolat – some of his best group recordings of the 80s! The feel here is a bit more African-styled than usual – even for Ibrahim – with strong use of reeds to inflect the tunes with the right degree of color and tone for their use in the film. The ensemble on the record features Ricky Ford on tenor and soprano, Craig Handy on flute and tenor, Benny Powell on trombone, David Williams on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the tracks have a languid groove that recalls some of Dollar Brand's best South African recordings with Kippie Moketsie. Titles include "Earth Bird", "African Market", "Pule", "Star Dance", and "Serenity". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Don Pullen & The African Brazilian ConnectionLive Again – Live At Montreux ... CD
Blue Note/Passion (UK), 1993. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
One of Don Pullen's most spiritual albums of the later years – a live set that has him working with a group that really lives up to the culture-crossing reference of their name – as slight elements of African and Brazilian rhythms dance along with the soulful jazz vibe of the performance! Pullen's got this great way of laying out long flowing piano lines at times – almost in the spirit of Dollar Brand – and he's also working with Carlos Ward on alto sax, who'd played with Brand before – and who gives the record this beautifully balanced sense of soul. Some of the more rootsy elements come from percussionist Mor Thiam – who plays djembe, tabula, and rainsticks – and the quintet also features Nilson Matta on bass and JT Lewis on drums. All tracks are quite long, and titles include "Kele Mou Bana", "Yebino Spring", "Ah George We Hardly Knew Ya", "Capoeira", and "Aseeko". CD

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✨✧ Don Pullen & The African Brazilian ConnectionLive Again – Live At Montreux ... CD
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Don Pullen's most spiritual albums of the later years – a live set that has him working with a group that really lives up to the culture-crossing reference of their name – as slight elements of African and Brazilian rhythms dance along with the soulful jazz vibe of the performance! Pullen's got this great way of laying out long flowing piano lines at times – almost in the spirit of Dollar Brand – and he's also working with Carlos Ward on alto sax, who'd played with Brand before – and who gives the record this beautifully balanced sense of soul. Some of the more rootsy elements come from percussionist Mor Thiam – who plays djembe, tabula, and rainsticks – and the quintet also features Nilson Matta on bass and JT Lewis on drums. All tracks are quite long, and titles include "Kele Mou Bana", "Yebino Spring", "Ah George We Hardly Knew Ya", "Capoeira", and "Aseeko". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)
 
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✨✧ Pepper Creative Sales Library ServiceNational Retail Stores ... LP
William B Tanner, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A collection of short radio jingles for national stores and brands that include Maytag, Hitachi, Piggly Wiggly, Super Value Food Stores, Big K, Dollar General Stores, Rexall Drug Stores, Nationwide Insurance, Super D Drugs, and Pizza Hut. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear and a small sticker on front.)
 
 
 



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