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Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead - 2x LP Vinyl

$28.89
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200865797077
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Album:
Mulatu Steps Ahead
Artist:
Mulatu Astatke
Format:
12" Vinyl

Product Description

The Father of Ethio-jazz serves his brand new studio album on Strut. 'Mulatu Steps Ahead' features nine examples of Astatke's ongoing fusions between Western jazz and more traditional Ethiopian modes, progressing a sound he's investigated since the '60s/'70s with vintage albums recently reissued for Buda Musique's Ethiopiques series. Tracks for the set were recorded with the Either/Orchestra in Boston and also feature contributions from traditional Ethiopian musicians and members of the Heliocentrics. The scale and breadth of the operation gives this album a brilliant depth, from the meandering and cinematic opener 'Radcliffe' to the jazz-meets-Highlife of 'Assosa' featuring the Koras of the Assosa tribe of North-Western Ethiopia, giving a brilliant versatility and variety. With 'I Faram Gami I Faram' and 'Boogaloo' he revisits some classic compositions with freshly embellished scores and proves why the recent attention surrounding him is so well warranted. In the honoured traditions of jazz and African music, Mulatu has composed a timelessly fresh yet mature group of grooves made to be enjoyed by listeners of all ages.
A1Radcliffe
A2Green Africa
B1The Way To Nice
B2Assosa
B3I Faram Gami I Faram
C1Mulatu's Mood
C2Ethio Blues
D1Boogaloo
D2Motherland

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