strut continue their essential work with the godfather of ethio jazz, mulatu astatke, with the first official reissues of his early classics afro latin soul volumes 1 and 2 from 1966, recorded as the ethiopian quintet. arriving after astatkes 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
limited edition 3x12 inch lp collectors set - features the original 1972 stereo album plus previously unreleased mono mix and studio out-takes from 2” tapes. official reiisue featuring new interview with mulatu astatke. mixed and remastered by the carvery, pressed by pallas.
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 (mainly on buda musique). pressing on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl.
ethiopian, mulatu astatke is a giant in african music. he is the inventor of ethio-jazz. his work has inspired many imitations, many admirers and a whole new generation of fans. his music veers from the sublime tezetas to the most foot stomping funk. the award winning and invaluable ethiopiques series has shed a light into a vital and amazing music scene that existed in the addis ababa in the 60s. the composter/arranger of that era was mulatu astatke. tip!!
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 Ê60s and Ê70s, showcased on the recent strut compilation >new york / addis / london<.
the third in struts inspiration information studio collaboration series brings together an intriguing pairing between one of africas great bandleaders, mulatu astatke, with the next level musicianship of the heliocentrics collective from the mighty roster of stones throw / now again. known primarily through the successful ethiopiques album series and the film soundtrack to jim jarmuschs ?broken flowers, mulatu astatke is one of ethiopias foremost musical ambassadors. his selfstyled ethio-jazz sound flourished during the swinging addisÑ era of the late 60s as he successfully fused western jazz and funk with traditional ethiopian folk melodies. the heliocentrics have become known as one of the uks foremost free-thinking collectives of musicians, inspired by a wide palette covering sun ra, james brown, david axelrod and all manner of psych, afro and eastern sounds. the collective have featured on records by madlib and dj shadow. now a fixture within the stones throw / now again roster, they forged their own genre-breaking directions in the astral analogue groove on their 2007 debut album, out there. a number of tour dates around the release and headline slots at festivals throughout 2009 have been confirmed.
mad grooves from the ethiopian scene of the 70s, featuring work by the enigmatic mulatu, plus some of the other extra cool artists on that countrys groundbreaking soul and funk scene! mulatu plays fender rhodes and organ on his tracks ? grooving with a slow, snakey approach thats almost a bit like the work of sun ra, but which also has distinct african touches. the sound here is quite different than the nigerian funky work of the 70s ? much more laidback and open ended, with less american influences, and a really unique approach! titles include yekermo se, yegele tezeta, munaye, metche dershe, kasalefkut hulu, and tezeta by mulatu astatque, heywete and bemgnot alnorem by bahta gebre heywet, and yetesfa tezeta by tesfa maryam kidane. vinyl release of tracks pulled from the ethiopiques cd only series!!
mad grooves from the ethiopian scene of the 70s ? featuring work by the enigmatic mulatu, plus some of the other extra cool artists on that countrys groundbreaking soul and funk scene! mulatu plays fender rhodes and organ on his tracks ? grooving with a slow, snakey approach
TAITU - SOUL-FUELLED STOMPERS FROM 1960S-1970S ETHIOPIA (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK19.02.18
ernesto chahoud’s ‘taitu’ is a collection of soul-fuelled stompers straight from the dancefloors of 1970s addis ababa. a breathless journey through the unique ethio sound that bands were forging at the time, the 24-track compilation is the result of the lebanese dj and crate digger’s decadelong love affair with the ‘golden age’ of ethiopian music.
sorgfältig zusammengestellte vinyl-kompilation mit remasterten afro-highlights.
aus dem ghanaischen musikstil highlife und us-amerikanischem jazz der 1960er-jahre fusionierte fela kuti einst das genre afrobeat. es hat in den vergangenen jahrzehnten schon so manche mutation erfahren, blieb aber immer eins: vitaler ausdruck ungebremster lebensfreude. wie attraktiv dieser auch für europäische ohren klingt, unterstreicht einmal mehr die lp-kompilation -wanted afrobeat-. sie ist bestandteil der exklusiven serie -wanted collection- des französischen labels wagram. die reihe widmet sich mit vier parallel veröffentlichten zusammenstellungen auf 180-gramm-vinyl den genres afrobeat, soul, funk und reggae, und damit dem besten, was black music zu bieten hat. was die editionen so besonders macht, ist neben dem sorgsam ausgewählten und remasterten songmaterial das ansprechende erscheinungsbild, das auf fotos des britischen fotografen chris steel-perkins zurückgeht. -wanted afrobeat- enthält neun songs von größen wie mulatu astatke, livy ekemezie, pat thomas und peter king.
after releasing around fifty 45 rpm singles and his first 33 rpm album (ethiopian modern instrumental hits aelp 10, re-released by heavenly sweetness hl092vl), amha esthete set about compiling his best 45s on a series of now legendary albums in 1972.
TAITU - SOUL-FUELLED STOMPERS FROM 1960S-1970S ETHIOPIA (CD)
ernesto chahouds taitu is a collection of soul-fuelled stompers straight from the dancefloors of 1970s addis ababa. a breathless journey through the unique ethio sound that bands were forging at the time, the 24-track compilation is the result of the lebanese dj and crate diggers decadelong love affair with the golden age of ethiopian music.