Abdullah Ibrahim

COMPOSERS: Abdullah Ibrahim
LABELS: Enja
WORKS: African Suite
PERFORMER: Abdullah Ibrahim (p), Belden Bullock (b), George Gray (d) & strings from the European Union Youth Orchestra
CATALOGUE NO: TIP-888 832-2
Fans of the South African’s transcendental musings beware: this might look good on paper, but it doesn’t work. Unimaginative and overwhelming use of strings make these pieces resemble a cheesy Seventies film score. Why are string sections almost always a fatal attraction for jazzers? GB

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