Abdullah IBRAHIM – Ode to Duke Ellington 1973

Abdullah IBRAHIM – Ode to Duke Ellington 1973
1995 Issue

Duke Ellington has long been one of Abdullah Ibrahim’s main inspirations, along with South African folk music, religious themes and Thelonious Monk. Ibrahim has paid tribute to Duke many times throughout his career. This European CD is a relaxed and thoughtful solo set in which the pianist improvises impressionistic medleys, sometimes mixing in a few of his themes with Ellington’s music. Such Duke-associated tunes as “Caravan,” “Solitude,” “In a Sentimental Mood,” “Come Sunday,” “Duke’s Place” and “Drop Me Off In Harlem” are a few of the Ellington pieces that pop up in spots. An interesting and somewhat introspective (if ultimately joyful) recital of reverent music.
By Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
Recorded December 12, 1973 at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
6 – a) From Africa: Saduva, b) From America: Come Sunday
7 – a) A Single Petal Of A Rose b) I Got It Bad c) Drop Me Off In Harlem
01. Impressions On A Caravan 5:10
02. Solitude 4:22
03. Ode To Duke 5:10
04. In A Sentimental Mood 4:27
05. What Really Happened In The Cornfields Is That The Birds Made Music All The Day And So I Let A Song Go Out Of     My Heart At Duke’s Place.T  6:33
06. Two Spirituals 6:31
07. Rose Got It Bad In Harlem 5:57

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