• Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu
      • Mulatu Astatke – Dewel
      • Mulatu Astatke – Kulunmanquel
      • Mulatu Astatke – Kasalekut-hulu
      • 1. Mulatu
      • 2. Mascaram Setaba
      • 3. Dewel
      • 4. Kulunmanquel
      • 5. Kasalekut-hulu
      • 6. Munaye
      • 7. Chifara

      This is perhaps the best album from cult Ethiopian deep jazz hero Mulatu Astake

      This highly sought-after rarity is probably the best African deep jazz record there is - imagine a 1970s indy label deep jazz release but recorded in Africa on a label run by the national airline!

      This truly is one of those 'holy grail' records 

      Very highly recommended!

      Other Releases by Mulatu Astatke

      Mulatu AstatkeMochilla Presents Timeless: Mulatu AstatkeMochilla

      RSD 2021 DROP 1. Available online from 6pm Sat June 12

      £31

      2LP

      In 2009, Brian Cross (aka B+) organized a series of live events at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angeles. The Timeless series captured the lasting impact of several artists on the world of hip-hop and beyond. Live, fully orchestrated performances by Ethiopia’s Mulatu Astatke and Brazil's Arthur Verocai bookended the incredible Suite For Ma Dukes, a tribute to James "Dilla" Yancey, by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.

      Mochilla Presents Timeless: Mulatu Astatke captures what the sold out crowd at the Luckman witnessed: the famed Ethiopian artist performing with veterans of the Los Angeles jazz community including Bennie Maupin, Azar Lawrence, Phil Ranelin and more. Having just witnessed the performance Cut Chemist remarked “Musically, he has been my biggest inspiration” with producer Quantic noting “One of the musical visionaries of our age…We are still trying to catch up.”

      Mochilla’s Timeless series reignites for RSD Drops 2021 housed in full color gatefold jackets with the vinyl housed in printed inner sleeves.

      A Side 1. “Yekermo Sew” 2. “I Faram Gami”

      B Side 1. “The Radcliffe” 2. “Yegelle Tezeta”

      C Side 1. “Yekatit” 2. “Mulatu”

      D Side 1. “Kasalefkut Hulu” 2. “Ebo Lala”

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        Mulatu AstatkeMulatu Steps AheadStrut

        This is the brand new album from cult ethio-jazz hero Mulatu Astatke on Strut Records!

        His first solo album in over 20 years refines his singular musical vision and builds upon the foundation he has laid in his storied career! A collaboration with musicians of varying ages and nationalities.  The album is soaked in his 60's and 70's Ethopian deep jazz legacy as well asincorporating contemporary western jazz. Deep medative, spiritual, soulful ethio-jazz grooves, that will appeal to listeners of all ages!

        • – green africa
        • – i faram gami i faram
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        Mulatu AstatkeNew York-Addis-London : The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975Strut

        An essential compilation showcasing defintive tracks from cult ethio-jazz legend Mulatu Astatke on Strut!!!

        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. Last year, he recorded an inspired new album with London psych jazz band The Heliocentrics for Strut’s ‘Inspiration Information’ studio collaboration series. Now, the good peple at Strut have for the first time anywhere have compiled 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.

        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,

        Includes extensive sleeve notes from Miles Cleret from Soundway Records and photos!

        YOU NEED THIS ALBUM!

        • – yekermo sew
        • – shagu
        • – fikratchin
        • – yegelle tezeta
        • – lanchi biye
        • – yekatiii
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        Mulatu Astatke And His Ethiopian QuintetAfro-Latin SoulWorthy Records

        Ethio-jazz hero Mulatu Astake and His Ethiopian Quintet "Afro-Latin Soul" album from 1966! As the title suggest this is more leaning towards the Latin-soul jazz sound. Beautiful vibes, piano, and drumming from Mulatu with stirring haunting melodies. Recommended!

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