Special Thanks My family for their unconditional support. I want to thank the President of Berklee College of Music,M. Roger and the entire Institution, for recognizing ethio-jazz as well as Afrika's contribution to Music. James Arben and all my musicians for their support and dedication to ethio-jazz. Jazz Village for giving a new home to my music. My colleague Russ Gershon and the Either Orchestra . Sketches Of Ethiopia (CD, Album).
Arranged By, Producer – Mulatu Astatke. Band – Step Ahead Band. Double Bass, Bass – John Edwards. Drums – Tom Skinner. Flugelhorn – Christophe Leloil (tracks: 5). Flute – Yohanes Afwork. Flute, Oboe, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – James Arben.
Album · 2013 · 9 Songs. Mulatu Astatke has been at the forefront of the fusion between jazz and Ethiopian pop music since the ‘60s. He’s a talented composer, arranger, and player whose work blends African rhythms, textures, and vocals with Western grooves and horn arrangements. The best of his early work is collected on the classic Ethiopiques 4 compilation, but Astatke hasn't been content to rest on his laurels
Astatke’s 1970s back catalogue only gained worldwide recognition through the Ethiopiques compilations and songs featured in Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent minds.
Mulatu Of Ethiopia by Mulatu Astatke, released 19 May 2017 1. Mulatu 2. Mascaram Setaba 3. Dewel 4. Kulunmanqueleshi 5. Kasalefkut-Hulu 6. Munaye 7. Chifara 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. I left the UK for America and studied at Berklee College in Boston.
Maettku Studio, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Studio Ferber, Paris, France. Studio La Buissonne,, France. The Fish Factory Studios, London, England. Sketches of Ethiopia.
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On Sketches of Ethiopia, Mulatu Astatke's first international release, the father of Ethio-Jazz's remarkably rich music reveals influences ranging from jazz and Latin American music to the traditional music of his homeland. Astatke has collaborated with numerous jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, and in 2005 was featured on the soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch's film Broken Flowers. Conductor, arranger, master of the vibraphone and conga drums, Astatke now plays with his England-based group Step Ahead