Water from an Ancient Well

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Water from an Ancient Well
Water From An Ancient Well Cover Art.jpg
Studio album by Abdullah Ibrahim
Released 1986
Recorded October 1985 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 46:27
Label Tiptoe
Producer Sathima Bea Benjamin
Abdullah Ibrahim chronology
Mannenberg–Is Where It's Happening Water from an Ancient Well
South Africa
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Water from an Ancient Well is a jazz album by South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim that was first released in 1986. It is notable for "Mannenberg Revisited", which includes a horn arrangement of Basil Coetzee's solo on this song from 1974.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ibrahim

  1. "Mandela" - 4:58
  2. "Song for Sathima" - 6:10
  3. "Mannenberg Revisited (Cape Town Fringe)" - 6:09
  4. "Tuang Guru" - 5:24
  5. "Water from an Ancient Well" - 11:55
  6. "The Wedding" - 2:38
  7. "The Mountain" - 3:19
  8. "Sameeda" - 5:56



  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Review: Water from an Ancient Well. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2012-08-07.

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