Re:Brahim

Acclaimed Jazz musician Abdullah Ibrahim began his career in 1959 when he formed the band "Jazz Epistles" along with trumpet player Hugh Masekela and altoist Kipple Moeketsi. The group quickly gained popularity in their native South Africa. After marriage, Abdullah moved to Switzerland and continued performing with his group and his career really took off. Numerous albums followed and amongst his most recent successes were his writings for the award wining soundtrack "Chocolate". The religious 70 year old's music not only touches the generation of his time but some of today's popular DJ's have collaborated on Abdullah's latest release by remixing some of his works and making it more appealing to the younger crowds. "Calypso Minor" by DJ Explizit sets the pace for some enjoyable listening. Dave Geene adds a touch of groove to "The Call". "Mindif (Big Band version)" by Philipp Winter has a mellow vibe followed by the upbeat "Sweet Samba" courtesy Christian Prommer. DJ Spooky ends off the album with the Trio Version of Mindif. A cool compilation.

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