Kassa Tessema éthiopiques Vol.29 (Mastawesha)
Kassa belongs to the long tradition of melancholy raconteurs with a decided gift of gab. And the unique embrace of his deep voice heightens the emotion generated by the hum of his lyrics….
Mulatu Astatke Ethio Jazz.
Mulatu Astatké is at the same time the godfather and the standard bearer of the Ethiopian music. …
V/A Heavenly Ethiopiques: The Best of The Ethiopiques series
The first “Best of” LP release from the Ethiopiques series. Francis Falcetto, founder of the 28 CD series, and THE specialist of Ethiopian music, has selected all tracks.Francis opened his large collec…
V/A Ethiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits
Ethiopians’ deep-seated ethiocentrism, the legacy of a thousand years of history, has contributed in no small way to their music’s strong national identity, particularly impervious to any African influ…
V/A Ethiopian Soul and Groove Vol. 1 (Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol.1)
Ethiopian Soul and Groove….
Alemeyehu Eshete Alèmayèhu Eshèté (Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol.2)
Alèmayèhu Eshèté is no less than one of the great voices of the heyday of modern Ethiopian music, the swinging sixties which, in this country, went on until the fall of the Emperor Haile Sellassie 1 in…
by Alemeyehu Eshete
Heavenly Sweetness (HS095VL)
Getatchew Mekurya Getatchew Mekurya (Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol. 5)
Getatchew Mekurya is probably the most revered veteran of Ethiopian saxophone. A real giant, both physically and musically. Not only is he at the very top level of Ethiopian saxophonists, but he is the…
by Getatchew Mekurya
Heavenly Sweetness (HS098VL)
V/A More Ethiopian Soul and Groove (Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol. 3)
The Ethiopiques series directed by Francis Falcetto and edited by Buda Musique provides a comprehensive landscape of this subtle musical universe where local and western cultures do magnify each other….
Mulatu Astatke Ethio Jazz
The Ethio Jazz album by Mulatu Astatqé is a jewel of the modern Ethiopian music and a mythical album… orchestral ‘Ethio-groove’ filled with US soul, jazz, sometimes Latin and the deepest Eastern rhyt…
Mahmoud Ahmed Erè Mèla Mèla
The finest Ethio jazz by Mahmoud Ahmed and his band from 1975 plus two tracks from 1978….
Tlahoun Gessesse Tlahoun Gèssèssè (Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol. 4)
Although he is still completely unknown to Western audiences, for Ethiopians, Tlahoun Gèssèssè (pronounced Guèssèssè) is THE VOICE. The first-ever pan-Ethiopian star, he has embodied such nonstop unani…
by Tlahoun Gessesse
Heavenly Sweetness (HS097VL)
Horace Parlan Happy Frame Of Mind
Wicked work by pianist Horace Parlan — and one of his most stunning Blue Note sessions ever!…
Hank Mobley No Room For Square
Excellent Hank Mobley work from the 60s! The record is a fierce session of modal hardbop numbers, of the sort that Mobley was perfecting during this key point in his career….
Grachan Moncur III Some Other Stuff
A wonderful, wonderful, wonderful “new thing” jazz session from Blue Note — and proof that the avant garde in the 60s didn’t necessarily have to resort to blowing their heads off to make fantastic mus…
Dexter Gordon One Flight Up
An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note — first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder’s), and second because the tracks are all quite long!…
Donald Bird Kofi
A fantastic set of tracks that was recorded at the cusp of the 70’s, but which wasn’t (for some strange reason) released until 1995!…
Sheila Jordan Portrait Of Sheila
One of the only two vocal jazz albums that the Blue Note label ever recorded during Alfred lion reign’s— and a haunting batch of tracks from a young Sheila Jordan!…
V/A Beach Diggin'
Beach Diggin’ is a 16-track playlist that is hip without being elitist, guided by the highest standards and unwavering principles of sun, escapism, the good life and nothing below 25°C….
Bobby Hutcherson Oblique
One of Bobby Hutcherson’s greatest records ever – and a session that never got released at the time!…
Jackie Mclean Hipnosis
New thing meets funk on this rare session from 1967 with Grachan Moncur III.The title track ‘Hipnosis” is a snake charmer kind of vamp that is an excellent showcase for both the rhythm section and the …
Andrew Hill Dance With Death
A wonderful session by Andrew Hill – recorded in 1968, but issued only briefly in 1981 – and out of print for years!…
Sam Rivers Fuchsia Swing Song
One of the greatest modern moments on Blue Note – ever! From the cover, to the compositions, to the playing on the set – the whole album crackles with an unbelievable fire that was hardly ever matched …
Andrew Hill Black Fire
Insanely Blue Note debut album from Andrew Hill – edgey brilliance at its best, a lean, stripped-down session that has Hill playing with Joe Henderson, Richard Davis, and Roy Haynes….
Donald Bird Chant
A Donald Byrd treasure – and an album that was almost left in the vaults by Blue Note, until they briefly released it at the end of the 70s!…
V/A Freedom Jazz France
Parisien Jazz label Heavenly Sweetness and Diggers Digest collaborate on a compilation of French Jazz from the 60’s thu the early 80’s….
Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton Katanga!
Katanga is a very key soul jazz record at the same time unknown by maintream audience and for which jazz fans are searching since years desperately. This session is the sixth and last one recorded by C…
Sam Rivers Contours
The album “contours” of the saxophonist Sam Rivers has been recorded for Blue Note in 1965 following the album “Fuschia swing Song”….
Herbie Hancock Takin' Off
An excellent batch of soul jazz tunes, including the first recording of his classic “Watermelon Man”….
Lee Morgan Search For The New Land
A brilliant album that proves that even at the height of his success, Lee Morgan was one of the freest thinkers on Blue Note….
Horace Silver The Cape Verdean Blues
A classic set from Horace Silver – one in which his quintet is expanded by some great guest work from trombonist JJ Johnson! Johnson’s at the height of his 60s powers here – blowing with that lean, sou…
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