In a performance captured at the 1999 Lugano Jazz Festival Abdullah Ibrahim plays his masterpiece "Cape Town Flower."
*Abdullah Ibrahim was born Adolph Johannes Brand on October 9, 1934 in Cape Town, South Africa is a South African pianist and composer, formerly known as Dollar Brand. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of Cape Town, ranging from traditional African songs to the gospel of the AME Church and ragas, to more modern jazz and other Western styles. Ibrahim is considered the leading figure in the sub-genre Cape jazz. Within jazz, his music particularly reflects the influence of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington.