This week on Jazz Profiles, we looked at the work of Abdullah Ibrahim (b. 1934), a South African pianist and saxophonist influenced heavily by his time growing up in apartheid South Africa and by such jazz greats as Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk.
1. Maria Stuarda-Live 1972 recording from Paris with Montserrat Caballe in the title role, Michele Vilma as Elisabetta, and Jose Carreras as Leicester. Nello Santi conducts.
2. Norma-Montserrat Caballe in the title role and Placido Domingo as Pollione. Carlo Felice Cillario conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra.