New Album Solotude Earning Considerable Acclaim

Piano master and NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim will perform concerts August 23-28 at the Blue Note in NYC as well as September 2-3 at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Earlier this year, NPR Music shared his Tiny Desk (Home) Concert.

To accompany the piece, Bob Boilen said, “It’s less a concert and more witnessing a master thoughtfully creating an atmosphere, a vibe. And for 13 short minutes, I feel seated in Abdullah Ibrahim’s home in Chiemgau, Germany, witnessing seven decades of experience slowly dripping from his fingers and touching my soul.”

Ibrahim’s 2022 album Solotude, out now on Gearbox Records, has earned raves:

“**** Octogenarian South African pianist at the top of his game.”
–MOJO Magazine

“When it comes to sitting alone at a piano and manifesting all the beauty the instrument has to give—along with the best of everything he has inside—Ibrahim is one of the best.”
–Dave Sumner, Bandcamp, December 8, 2021

“Lovely… evoking the sensation of being unbound from linear time.”
–Robert Ham, Paste Magazine, January 31, 2022

“An almost meditative recording where he moves freely between some of his earlier works.”
–John Schaefer, WNYC Newsounds, November 30, 2021

–Nate Chinen, WBGO, January 10, 2022

–Matt Micucci, Jazziz Magazine, September 13, 2021

Abdullah Ibrahim - Solotude