The Jazz Show Episode May 11, 2015

Broadcast on 11-May-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Pianist/composer/bandleader Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya: "Water From An Ancient Well"

The music of Abdullah Ibrahim is always intriguing and impressive and this band of his called "Ekaya" (South African for "home") reflects his compositional skills over his magnificent piano playing. He takes on the role that Duke Ellington did with his band....leading and accompanying rather than featuring his piano stylings. The band consists of a whole raft of great players beginning with trombonist Dick Griffin, alto saxophonist and flutist, Carlos Ward, tenor saxophonist Ricky Ford and baritone saxophone great, Charles Davis. The rhythm is provided by bassist David Williams and drummer Ben Riley. There are 8 compositions by Ibrahim all reflecting his South African heritage and the set begins with the magnificent and majestic "Mandela". This album is perhaps the very best set that Ekaya released and it's called "Water From an Ancient Well" It's an important document that reflects just one side of the great Abdullah Ibrahim.

Track Listing:

Mandela
Abdullah Ibrahim · Water From An Ancient Well
Song For Sathima
Abdullah Ibrahim · Water from An Ancient Well
Mannanberg Revisited
Abdullah Ibrahim · Water from An Ancient Well
Tuang Guru
Abdullah Ibrahim · Water from An Ancient Well
Water from An Ancient Well
Abdullah Ibrahim · Water from An Ancient Well
The Wedding
Abdullah Ibrahim · Water from An Ancient Well
The Mountain
Abdullah Ibrahim · Water from An Ancient Well
Sameeda
Abdullah Ibrahim · Water from An Ancient Well
Dear Old Chicago
Clifford Jordan · Bearcat
The Middle of The Block
Clifford Jordan · Bearcat
You Better leave It Alone
Clifford Jordan · Bearcat
Malice Towards None.
Clifford Jordan · Bearcat
Minority
Cannonball Adderley · Portrait of Cannonball
Nardis
Cannonball Adderley · Portrait of Cannonball
If This Isn't Love
Cannonball Adderley · Cannonball Takes Charge
I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
Cannonball Adderley · Cannonball Takes Charge
Serenata
Cannonball Adderley · Cannonball Takes Charge
Gemini
Cannonball Adderley · In Europe
Work Song
Cannonball Adderley · In Europe
Jigsaw
Kenny Wheeler · Songs For Quintet
The Long Waiting.
Kenny Wheeler · Songs For Quintet
Swingin' Machine
Mose Allison · Swingin' Machine
Stop This World
Mose Allison · Swingin' Machine
If You Go To The City.
Mose Allison · Swingin' machine
War Gewessen
George Russell · George Russell In Kansas City