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Mulatu Astatke

Ethio Jazz

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LP Black $45

SHIPS BY 2024-09-27

  • Pressed on black vinyl
  • Japanese obi-strip
  • Repressing first time since 2021


"Ethio Jazz is an album released by the Ethiopian master musician Mulatu Astatke in 1974 on his homeland Ethiopia's Amha Records. It stands as a milestone not only in his career but also in the history of contemporary Ethiopian music, continuing to shine brightly. With melancholic melodies played by wind instruments, a polyrhythmic rhythm section creating robust waves, sultry vibes from the vibraphone, and smoky organ tones, the album is enveloped in the sounds of jazz inherited from the States. This work, where various musical elements are miraculously fused in perfect balance, undoubtedly reigns at the pinnacle of Ethio Jazz, showcasing Mulatu's ambitious creativity in seeking out new sounds.

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 Dewol
  • 2 Yekermo Saw
  • 3 Gubelye
  • 4 Asmarina
  • 5 Yetatit
  • 6 Netsanet
  • 7 Tezetaye Anchie Lidge
  • 8 Sabye
  • 9 Ene Alanchie Alnorem