Pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab with Ramon Alexander
Pianists Ibrahim Khalil Shihab and Ramon Alexander

Pianist Chris Schilder, aka Ibrahim Khalil Shihab, launches Essence of Spring, his recollections of the creation of his Spring album.

Listeners can look forward to three new versions of classic Pacific Express songs such as Give a little Love, Angel of Love and I hear Music. Additionally, music lovers can hear four new compositions by Ibrahim Khalil Shihab, plus a solo piano piece.

This South African legend created a diverse range of music – from easy listening pop to evocative jazz. Ibrahim Khalil Shihab now introduces the new release, which is produced by Cape jazz pianist Ramon Alexander at a live gig accompanied by the Ramon Alexander group. Presented by I-Studios.

Pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Essence of Spring album

Ibrahim Khalil Shihab album launch

The Academia Theatre
409 Imam Haron Road, Landsdowne
24 November, 2018
7.45pm – 9.45pm

Online tickets

R150 for single ticket Quicket

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About Essence of Spring preface by Gary van Dyk

“In 1968, a young Chris Schilder took his quintet into the studio in Joburg and recorded an album that has become part of the rich legacy of jazz recordings in South Africa – Spring. Now 50 years later the genius of that album lives on in this recording.

At the time his band featured Winston Mankunku Ngozi on sax, his younger brother Philly on bass, Gary Kriel on guitar and Gilbert Matthews on drums. As a member of Pacific Express he gave us one of the anthems of South African music, Give a Little Love.”

“On this album Shihab has surrounded himself with some of his contemporaries like Lionel Beukes on acoustic bass, percussionist Gary Grainger and fellow Pacifics drummer Jack Momple, but it’s the new generation who are inspired to take his music to new heights.”

For more Cape Town jazz: https://weekendspecial.co.za/whats-on-in-cape-town-music-diary/

Who: Pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab
What: Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Essence of Spring album
When: 24 November 2018
Where: The Academia Theatre Landsdowne
Info: lunapaigemusic@gmail.com
Supported by: CLEMENGOLD