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Dollar Brand - African Breeze (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9132}

Dollar Brand - African Breeze (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9132}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 220 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 141 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 1974, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9132
Jazz / Post Bop / International Jazz / Piano

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Dollar Brand playing solo – but with a vibrancy that hardly makes you miss the other instruments at all! Most of the record features solo piano, but there's also a bit of bamboo flute as well – leading off the set and establishing this great organic vibe to the whole thing, which is then followed by Brand's long-spun, completely hypnotic lines on piano! The recording quality is wonderful – very clear and strong, and quite resonant too – and the set features two side-long long suites – "Africa" and "Reflection" – with shorter passages that move through the warm range of moods you'd find in Brand's other strong work from the time. Titles include "Ancient Africa", "Msunduza", "Single Petal Of A Rose", and "African Sun".

Dollar Brand - African Space Program (1974) {Enja}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 16, 2017
Dollar Brand - African Space Program (1974) {Enja}

Dollar Brand - African Space Program (1974) {Enja}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 274MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Still known as Dollar Brand at the time of this recording, Abdullah Ibrahim had his first encounter with a large ensemble on African Space Program, and the results are quite successful. Despite a muddy sound quality, this is music built on infectious themes and played with verve by a fine cast of instrumentalists. The first part of "Tintiyana," entirely written, is redolent of Ellington and Mingus, all churning low tones and percussion. When the second portion begins, the mood turns celebratory with a striding, gospel-imbued theme supporting heroic solos from all involved. Several of the musicians on hand were generally involved with the avant-garde end of the jazz spectrum at the time, and their playing is full of bite and a risk-taking nature that greatly enlivens the proceedings.

Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) - African Marketplace (1980)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Aug. 30, 2017
Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) - African Marketplace (1980)

Dollar Brand - African Marketplace (1980)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:35:55 | 170 Mb
Jazz, Post-Bop, Folk | Label: Elektra, Discovery Records

This is one of Abdullah Ibrahim's most colorful band recordings. With a 12-piece group that includes altoist Carlos Ward, trombonist Craig Harris and bassist Cecil McBee along with some lesser-known names, Ibrahim performs eight folklike originals that pay tribute to his life growing up in South Africa. "The Homecoming Song," "Anthem for the New Nation" and especially "The Wedding" (a beautiful hymn) are particularly memorable.
Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand - Duet (1978) {Denon DC-8561 rel 1990}

Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand - Duet (1978) {Denon DC-8561 rel 1990}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 221 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 107 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 1990 Denon / Nippon Columbia Japan | DC-8561
Jazz / Cool / Jazz Blues / Mainstream Jazz

A somewhat surprising pairing at the time, the former firebrand of the tenor sax and the wonderful South African pianist found a pleasant and relaxed meeting point. By 1978, Shepp had largely abandoned the ferocious attack that gained him renown in the '60s, settling on a rich, Ben Webster-ish tone and playing a repertoire consisting of modern standards and bluesy originals. Two such pieces, the lovely Dave Burrell/Marion Brown composition "Fortunato" and Mal Waldron's "Left Alone," are highlights of this session, Shepp's burnished tone as soft as an old shoe.

Dollar Brand - Anatomy Of A South African Village (1965/1999)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 21, 2018
Dollar Brand - Anatomy Of A South African Village (1965/1999)

Dollar Brand - Anatomy Of A South African Village (1965/1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 247.62 Mb | 47:53 | Cover
Post Bop, Cape Jazz | Country: South Africa | Label: Da Music; Jazz Colours - 874743-2

Abdullah Ibrahim (born Adolph Johannes Brand on 9 October 1934 and formerly known as Dollar Brand) is a South African pianist and composer. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of Cape Town, ranging from traditional African songs to the gospel of the AME Church and ragas, to more modern jazz and other Western styles. Ibrahim is considered the leading figure in the subgenre of Cape jazz. Within jazz, his music particularly reflects the influence of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington. He is known especially for "Mannenberg", a jazz piece that became a notable anti-apartheid anthem.

Dollar Brand - Good News from Africa (1973) {Enja}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 19, 2018
Dollar Brand - Good News from Africa (1973) {Enja}

Dollar Brand - Good News from Africa (1973) {Enja}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 221MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Jazz

The extraordinary South African pianist meets his countryman, the late, very great bassist Johnny Dyani, and the result is one of the single most beautiful recordings of the '70s. The duo mix in traditional African and Islamic songs and perform with a fervor and depth of feeling rarely heard in or outside of jazz. From the opening traditional Xhosa song, "Ntsikana's Bell," the rich, sonorous approach of these two musicians is evident, both singing in stirring fashion, Ibrahim guttural and serious, Dyani as free and light as a swallow. Ibrahim treats the listener to some of his all-too-rarely heard flute work on the following track, using Kirk-ian techniques of sung overtones in a gorgeous original.

Dollar Brand - Round Midnight At The Montmartre (1988)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 29, 2019
Dollar Brand - Round Midnight At The Montmartre (1988)

Dollar Brand - Round Midnight At The Montmartre (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Black Lion Records, BLCD 760111 | ~ 275 or 118 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 36 Mb
Post-Bop, African Jazz

~ Recorded at the Montmartre Jazzhus, Copenhagen, 30th January 1965, by courtesy of Herluf Kamp Larsen ~
Abdullah Ibrahim - Dollar Brand Plays Sphere Jazz (1960) {Phono}

Abdullah Ibrahim - Dollar Brand Plays Sphere Jazz (1960) {Phono}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 358MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 189MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

Adolph Johannes Brand was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1934. He adopted the stage name Dollar Brand for his first few recordings, before changing his name to Abdullah Ibrahim on his conversion to Islam in 1968. The recording dates of both these sets are from that brief period between the burst of South African jazz and when Ibrahim and fellow musicians fled apartheid in 1962.
The Dollar Brand Trio - Duke Ellington Presents The Dollar Brand Trio (1964) {1997 Reprise Archives} **[RE-UP]**

The Dollar Brand Trio - Duke Ellington Presents The Dollar Brand Trio (1964) {1997 Reprise Archives}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 205 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 85 mb
Genre: jazz

Duke Ellington Presents The Dollar Brand Trio is the 1964 debut album by pianist Dollar Brand, who would later change his name to Abdullah Ibrahim. Brand/Ibrahim is joined by Johnny Gertze on bass and Makaya Ntshoko on drums. This CD was released by the short lived Reprise Archives label in 1997, remastered by Lee Herschberg.

Dollar Brand - Live At Montreux (1989) {Enja} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 17, 2019
Dollar Brand - Live At Montreux (1989) {Enja} **[RE-UP]**

Dollar Brand - Live At Montreux (1989) {Enja}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 193 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 107 mb
Genre: jazz

Live At Montreux is the 1989 album by jazz musician Dollar Brand (b/k/a Abdullah Ibrahim). This is taken from a 1980 recording at the Montreux Jazz Festival, released on the Enja label.