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

New York - Addis - London The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975

Mulatu Astatke

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 20 tracks 8.99
12" Vinyl Album 20 tracks 11.99 Out of stock.
Download Album (wav) 20 tracks 6.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.79

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

Vibraphone and keyboard player, master arranger and bandleader, Mulatu Astatke is one of the all-time greats of Ethiopian music and the creator of his own original music form, Ethio jazz. Through the acclaimed Ethiopiques album series and through featuring on the soundtrack to the Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers, his music has belatedly reached a global audience and a new, younger generation of fans. In November of last year, he recorded an inspired new album with London psych jazz band The Heliocentrics for Strut’s ‘Inspiration Information’ studio collaboration series. Now, Strut are proud to present, for the first time anywhere, the definitive Mulatu career retrospective covering his landmark ‘60s and ‘70s recordings.

Mulatu is a true pioneer of African music. He was the first Ethiopian musician of his generation to travel extensively and to record abroad – he studied in the UK in Wales and at Trinity College Of Music in London, cutting his teeth on the buoyant London jazz scene of the early ‘60s. He became the first African student to attend Harvard and he lived and recorded in New York, developing a unique sound that fused Western jazz with traditional Ethiopian melodies. As Mulatu says, “it took a long time to get the balance, to let the colours and the feelings of the Ethiopian modes shine through.” Returning to ‘Swinging Addis’ during the late ’60s, he became a pivotal figure, arranging for many of the country’s top vocalists and developing rich, dense textures in his own music during the final years of Selassie’s reign and the mid-‘70s rule of the Derg Communist military junta.

Tracing the progression of his Ethio jazz experiments with full access to all of the labels for whom he recorded, Mulatu Astatke: New York-Addis-London is the essential Mulatu. Covering his first recordings in the UK during 1965, his groundbreaking fusions for the small Worthy label in New York and his key ‘70s recordings back in Addis on Amha, Phillips and Axum, the album features comprehensive sleeve notes by Miles Cleret, boss of the excellent Soundway Records imprint, and rare, previously unseen photos from Mulatu’s personal archive.

For more info check: www.mulatu-ethiojazz.com

Tracklisting

CD Album (STRUT051CD)
  1. Mulatu Astatke - Yèkèrmo Sèw
  2. Mulatu Astatke - I Faram Gami I Faram
  3. Mulatu Astatke - Shagu
  4. Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu
  5. Mulatu Astatke - Fikratchin with Menelik Wossenatchew
  6. Mulatu Astatke - Yègellé Tezeta
  7. Mulatu Astatke - Asiyo Bellema feat. Frank Holder & Niaaza Alsherif
  8. Mulatu Astatke - Emnete
  9. Mulatu Astatke - Lanchi Biye with Tilahun Gessesse
  10. Mulatu Astatke - Yefikir Tizita
  11. Mulatu Astatke - Yèkatit
  12. Mulatu Astatke - Ebo Lala with Seifu Yohannes
  13. Mulatu Astatke - Wubit with Muluken Melesse
  14. Mulatu Astatke - Dèwèl
  15. Mulatu Astatke - Mascaram Setaba
  16. Mulatu Astatke - Girl From Addis Ababa
  17. Mulatu Astatke - Kasalèfkut Hulu
  18. Mulatu Astatke - Nètsanèt
  19. Mulatu Astatke - Ené Alantchie Alnorem
  20. Mulatu Astatke - Tezeta
12" Vinyl Album (STRUT051LP)
  1. Mulatu Astatke - Yèkèrmo Sèw
  2. Mulatu Astatke - I Faram Gami I Faram
  3. Mulatu Astatke - Shagu
  4. Mulatu Astatke - Emnete
  5. Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu
  6. Mulatu Astatke - Yègellé Tezeta
  7. Mulatu Astatke feat. Frank Holder & Niaaza Alsherif - Asiyo Bellema feat. Frank Holder & Niaaza Alsherif
  8. Mulatu Astatke - Ebo Lala with Seifu Yohannes
  9. Mulatu Astatke - Fikratchin with Menelik Wossenatchew
  10. Mulatu Astatke - Yefikir Tizita
  11. Mulatu Astatke - Dèwèl
  12. Mulatu Astatke - Yèkatit
  13. Mulatu Astatke - Girl From Addis Ababa
  14. Mulatu Astatke - Mascaram Setaba
  15. Mulatu Astatke - Ené Alantchie Alnorem
  16. Mulatu Astatke - Nètsanèt
  17. Mulatu Astatke - Kasalèfkut Hulu
  18. Mulatu Astatke - Wubit with Muluken Melesse
  19. Mulatu Astatke - Lanchi Biye with Tilahun Gessesse
  20. Mulatu Astatke - Tezeta
Download Album (STRUT051CD)
  1. Mulatu Astatke - Yèkèrmo Sèw
  2. Mulatu Astatke - I Faram Gami I Faram
  3. Mulatu Astatke - Shagu
  4. Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu
  5. Mulatu Astatke - Fikratchin with Menelik Wossenatchew
  6. Mulatu Astatke - Yègellé Tezeta
  7. Mulatu Astatke - Asiyo Bellema feat. Frank Holder & Niaaza Alsherif
  8. Mulatu Astatke - Emnete
  9. Mulatu Astatke - Lanchi Biye with Tilahun Gessesse
  10. Mulatu Astatke - Yefikir Tizita
  11. Mulatu Astatke - Yèkatit
  12. Mulatu Astatke - Ebo Lala with Seifu Yohannes
  13. Mulatu Astatke - Wubit with Muluken Melesse
  14. Mulatu Astatke - Dèwèl
  15. Mulatu Astatke - Mascaram Setaba
  16. Mulatu Astatke - Girl From Addis Ababa
  17. Mulatu Astatke - Kasalèfkut Hulu
  18. Mulatu Astatke - Nètsanèt
  19. Mulatu Astatke - Ené Alantchie Alnorem
  20. Mulatu Astatke - Tezeta

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Yèkèrmo Sèw 4m 13s N/A N/A
2 I Faram Gami I Faram 5m 33s N/A N/A
3 Shagu 3m 5s N/A N/A
4 Mulatu 5m 2s N/A N/A
5 Fikratchin with Menelik Wossenatchew 3m 4s N/A N/A
6 Yègellé Tezeta 3m 14s N/A N/A
7 Asiyo Bellema feat. Frank Holder & Niaaza Alsherif 2m 52s N/A N/A
8 Emnete 3m 30s N/A N/A
9 Lanchi Biye with Tilahun Gessesse 3m 8s N/A N/A
10 Yefikir Tizita 4m 8s N/A N/A
11 Yèkatit 3m 54s N/A N/A
12 Ebo Lala with Seifu Yohannes 3m 34s N/A N/A
13 Wubit with Muluken Melesse 5m 31s N/A N/A
14 Dèwèl 4m 13s N/A N/A
15 Mascaram Setaba 1m 51s N/A N/A
16 Girl From Addis Ababa 3m 49s N/A N/A
17 Kasalèfkut Hulu 2m 42s N/A N/A
18 Nètsanèt 5m 33s N/A N/A
19 Ené Alantchie Alnorem 4m 58s N/A N/A
20 Tezeta 6m 14s N/A N/A
Entire Download Album (20 tracks) N/A N/A
MP3 format technical details
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Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Yèkèrmo Sèw 4m 13s £0.99
2 I Faram Gami I Faram 5m 33s £0.99
3 Shagu 3m 5s £0.99
4 Mulatu 5m 2s £0.99
5 Fikratchin with Menelik Wossenatchew 3m 4s £0.99
6 Yègellé Tezeta 3m 14s £0.99
7 Asiyo Bellema feat. Frank Holder & Niaaza Alsherif 2m 52s £0.99
8 Emnete 3m 30s £0.99
9 Lanchi Biye with Tilahun Gessesse 3m 8s £0.99
10 Yefikir Tizita 4m 8s £0.99
11 Yèkatit 3m 54s £0.99
12 Ebo Lala with Seifu Yohannes 3m 34s £0.99
13 Wubit with Muluken Melesse 5m 31s £0.99
14 Dèwèl 4m 13s £0.99
15 Mascaram Setaba 1m 51s £0.99
16 Girl From Addis Ababa 3m 49s £0.99
17 Kasalèfkut Hulu 2m 42s £0.99
18 Nètsanèt 5m 33s £0.99
19 Ené Alantchie Alnorem 4m 58s £0.99
20 Tezeta 6m 14s £0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (20 tracks) £6.99