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Mulatu Astatke - Ethio Jazz
Mulatu Astatke
Ethio Jazz
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Heavenly Sweetness)
16,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Ethio Jazz album by Mulatu Astatqé is a jewel of the modern Ethiopian music and a mythical album, since the beginning of Ethiopian music reissues. An incredibly groovy Ethiopian record, originally from 1969-1972. Amazing orchestral 'Ethio-groove' filled with US soul, jazz, sometimes Latin and the deepest Eastern rhythms, even including some great nasty and dirty fuzz guitars. A true gem of Ethiopian modern instrumental music, which illustrates perfectly this symbiosis of strong rhythms and quality arrangements of subtle yet deep Ethiopian melodies. A must for all '60s/'70s collectors! In the Ethiopian musical landscape, Mulatu Astatke is a unique musician, composer, arranger. His real contribution consists in his action for instrumental music, in a country where orchestral traditions doesn't exist. For the last 30 years, he is the leading head of the Ethiopian musical scene. First vinyl reissue and definitely one of the most important Ethiopian music albums.
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu of Ethiopia
Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu of Ethiopia
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Worthy)
19,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Oh so classic album of Mulatu, the spearhead of the Ethiopian sound export. 180g vinyl!
Mulatu Astatke - Afro-Latin Soul Volume 2
Mulatu Astatke
Afro-Latin Soul Volume 2
LP | 1966 | EU | Reissue (Strut)
20,99 €*
Release:1966 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Arriving after Astatke’s life-changing years studying at Berklee College in Boston, the albums were the first experiments in his pioneering sound, fusing Ethiopian cultural music with Afro Latin and jazz forms. “I have always felt a deep connection between Latin and African music,” he explains. “I travelled to Cuba and listened to their musicians; the tempo, rhythm and feeling was very similar to different African forms. In the mid-‘60s, I formed a band called The Ethiopian Quintet in New York comprising Ethiopian, Latin and Afro-American musicians - the band included trumpeter and pianist Rudy Houston who later played with Yambu and Felix Torres who played with La Sonora Poncena.”
Supported by Worthy Records’ Gil Snapper who offered to record the quintet, Astatke began to experiment during two separate sessions: “We created a different feel and different arrangements. On the first recording, I played an adaptation of an ancient Ethiopian warrior song, ‘I Faram Gami I Faram’ - the lyrics were translated so that the singer could sing it in Spanish. Some compositions were important steps for me: ‘Mascaram Setaba’ (‘Summer Is Coming’) ‘Shagu’ and ‘Almaz’. With the second album, a personal favourite is ‘Girl From Addis Ababa’ which worked very nicely as a fusion of Ethiopian modes and R&B rhythms.”
Astatke would start to perfect his Ethio jazz sound on his later album for Worthy in 1972, ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ (STRUT129) but the two volumes of ‘Afro Latin Soul’ stand as important recordings documenting his early career. “It was a very interesting time to be in New York during the mid-‘60s. I was there at the same time as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and Fela Kuti and we each tried to play our part in putting Africa on the map of contemporary jazz.”
‘Afro Latin Soul’ Volumes 1 and 2 come in their full original artwork and are painstakingly remastered by The Carvery. All formats feature personal liner
notes by Mulatu Astatke.
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia Deluxe Edition
Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu Of Ethiopia Deluxe Edition
3LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Strut)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Strut present the first official reissue of a landmark album in the field of African music, Mulatu Astatke’s ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ from 1972. Recorded in New York, the album arrived at a time when Astatke had begun to master the delicate fusion of styles needed to create Ethio jazz.
This definitive reissue of the album comes in a limited edition 3LP 6-panel gatefold set featuring the stereo album master, a pre-mix mono master and a selection of out-takes from the sessions, giving the listener rare access to the DNA of the studio process.
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia
Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu Of Ethiopia
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Worthy)
18,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Oh so classic album of Mulatu, the spearhead of the Ethiopian sound export.
Mulatu Astatke - Sketches Of Ethiopia
Mulatu Astatke
Sketches Of Ethiopia
LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Jazz Village)
22,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
His 2013 album. With 'Sketches Of Ethiopia' Mulatu Astatke has taken inspiration from all kinds of Ethiopian music, using a wide range of experimental local instruments to explore the rich cultural palette of the East African country.

Pressed on 180g super fidelity vinyl including digital download.
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead
Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu Steps Ahead
2LP | 2010 | EU | Original (Strut)
25,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following his acclaimed collaboration on Strut with The Heliocentrics, the Father of Ethio jazz presents his brand new studio album, ‘Mulatu Steps Ahead’ for 2010. The album explores new directions in fusions of Western jazz with Ethiopian modes, moving forward the pioneering sound Mulatu developed during the ‘60s and ‘70s, showcased on the recent Strut compilation ‘New York * Addis * London’. For the new album, tracks were recorded with members of Either/Orchestra in Boston, with contributions by traditional Ethiopian musicians in Addis, members of The Heliocentrics and some of the UK’s leading jazz and African players during the final sessions in London in November 2009.
Mulatu Astatke - New York - Addis - London - The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965 - 1975
Mulatu Astatke
New York - Addis - London - The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965 - 1975
CD | 2009 | EU | Original (Strut)
16,19 €* 17,99 € -10%
Release:2009 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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.
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