Mulatu Astatke - New York - Addis - London - The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975

This collection of tracks from the Ethiopian bandleader shows the power of his unique fusion.

Ethio jazz was never a commercial success in Ethiopia. That Ahma and Philips Ethiopia even saw fit to release any of it is a credit to their commitment to art over commerce, and even today it remains little-heard in its homeland. But Mulatu was a master craftsman and one of the most supremely inventive composers of a time when an awful lot of creative music was being made around the world. He's still going today, guesting on radio shows and teaching in Addis, and he released a great album with London's the Heliocentrics as his backing band earlier this year. But even if he'd disappeared after 1975, his legacy would be sealed.

Rating=9/10 Review by Joe Tangari


A1 Yèkèrmo Sèw  
A2 I Faram Gami I Faram  
A3 Shagu  
A4 Emnete  
A5 Mulatu  
B1 Yègelé Tezeta  
B2 Asiyo Bellema  
B3 Ebo Lala  
B4 Fikratchin  
B5 Yefikir Tizita  
C1 Dèwèl  
C2 Yèkatit  
C3 Girl From Addis Ababa  
C4 Mascaram Setaba  
C5 Ené Alantchie Alnorem  
D1 Nétsanét  
D2 Kasalèfkut Hulu  
D3 Wubit  
D4 Lanchi Biye  
D5 Tezeta


SKU 0730003305115
Barcode # 0730003305115
Brand Jazz

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