For your GRAMMY consideration: the new album by 2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim, ‘The Balance’ (Gearbox Records), featured in Billboard, Washington Post, Jazziz, Jazz Times, Downbeat, NPR Fresh Air, NPR Weekend Edition, Stereogum, SIRIUS XM, WBGO, and WNYC Soundcheck:

“Bach, Beethoven, we’ve got better.”
–Nelson Mandela

“A master of understatement and balance… Levitating.”
–Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, July 31, 2019

“The master composer… sounds like nobody else.”
–Kevin Whitehead, NPR Fresh Air, August 6, 2019

“A modern master… his graceful playing leans on equal measures of force and restraint, of dense clusters and open space. Mr. Ibrahim’s music is dotted by satisfying, sometimes stunning, passages of repose.”
–Larry Blumenfeld, Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2019

–Brad Wagner, Paste Magazine, August 6, 2019

“A maestro and a sage.”
–Nate Chinen, WBGO, August 1, 2019

National Endowment for the Arts mini-documentary.

“Personifies dignity”
–Michael J. West, Jazz Times, September 6, 2019

“Beauty and balance.”
–Jazziz Magazine, September 1, 2019

“A perfect balance of the master’s repertoire.”
–Dan Oulette, Downbeat Magazine, September 9, 2019

For more information on Abdullah Ibrahim, please visit Nick Loss-Eaton Media or contact Nick Loss-Eaton at or 718.541.1130.