Dollar Brand – Mannenberg ~ 'Is Where It's Happening' (The Sun – SRK 786134 - 1974)


Beautiful album recorded in 1974 by Abdullah Ibrahim under his former name Dollar Brand. Driven into exile by the apartheid government, Ibrahim had been living in Europe and the United States during the 1960s and '70s, making brief visits to South Africa to record music. Great Cape Jazz that incorporates elements of several other musical styles, including marabi, ticky-draai, and langarm. "Mannenberg" is "Mannenberg" has a lilting melody with a gentle, hypnotic groove.

Record is NM / Sleeve is EX