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MULATU ASTATKE

MULATU OF ETHIOPIA

STRUT



CD

Released: 19th May 2017

£9.99


LP

Released: 19th May 2017

£17.99


limited gatefold 3lp including exclusive tracks

Released: 19th May 2017

out of stock


a slightly surreal listen, his gently eccentric style of ethio jazz is soothing, startling and always fascinating – a true classic.

this the first official reissue of what became a landmark album in the field of African music from 1972. Recorded in New York, the album arrived at a time when he had begun to master the delicate fusion of styles needed to create Ethio jazz. “He has taken the ancient five-tone scales of Asia and Africa and woven them into something unique and exciting; a mixture of three cultures, Ethiopian, Puerto Rican and American.”, said snapper. working with some of the city’s top young jazz and latin session players, ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ began to take shape. The resultant album represented the first fully formed document of Astatke’s trademark Ethio jazz sound.

 

MULATU OF ETHIOPIA

Tracklist

Stereo Master

  1. Mulatu
  2. Mascaram Setaba
  3. Dewel
  4. Kulunmanqueleshi
  5. Kasalefkut-Hulu
  6. Munaye
  7. Chifara

Mono Master

  1. Mulatu
  2. Mascaram Setaba
  3. Dewel
  4. Kulunmanqueleshi
  5. Kasalefkut-Hulu
  6. Munaye
  7. Chifara

Session Out-Takes (3LP Only)

  1. Munaye – Session Take 1
  2. Mascaram Setaba – Session Take 1
  3. Mascaram Setaba – Session Take 2
  4. Mascaram Setaba – Session Take 3
  5. Kulunmanqueleshi – Session Take 1
  6. Kulunmanqueleshi – Session Take 2
  7. Kulunmanqueleshi – Session Take 4
  8. Kasalefkut-Hulu – Session Take 1
  9. Kasalefkut-Hulu – Session Take 2