Abdullah Ibrahim – Water From An Ancient Well

Water From An Ancient Well features the pianist/composer with a very strong septet. Such superior musicians as tenor saxophonist Ricky Ford, altoist Carlos Ward, baritonist Charles Davis, and trombonist Dick Griffin are heard at their most creative and emotional on these eight Ibrahim originals. Many of the melodies (particularly “Mandela,” “Song for Sathima,” “Water From an Ancient Well,” and the beautiful “The Wedding”) are among Ibrahim’s finest compositions.

This jazz album, by South African pianist & composer Abdullah Ibrahim, was first released in 1986.

Water from an Ancient Well - original cover
Original cover


  • Abdullah Ibrahim – piano
  • Carlos Ward – alto flute
  • Ricky Ford – tenor sax
  • Charles Davis – baritone sax
  • David Williams – bass
  • Ben Riley – drums
  • Dick Griffin – trombone

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