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To some, the term "Ethiopian jazz" might seem impossible; after all, it's a very American form. But what's truly surprising isn't the fact that these musicians play jazz so well, but the range of jazz they manage, from the George Benson-ish guitar workout of "Munaye" to the twisting sax of "Tezeta." Really, though, it's more Jimmy Smith than Duke Ellington in its aim (although Ellington is on the cover, on stage with Mulatu Astatke, the bandleader behind all these selections). The grooves often smoke rather than swing, with some fiery drumming, most notably on "Yekermo Sew," and throughout the guitar is very much to the fore as a rhythm instrument. Perhaps the most interesting cut, however, is "Yekatit," from 1974, which is Astatke's tribute to the burgeoning revolution which would oust Emperor Haile Sellassie. Some of these pieces, certainly "Dewel," has seen U.S. release before; the track appeared in 1972 on Mulatu of Ethiopia, which was Astatke's third American LP, showing that jazz aficionados, at least, had an appreciation for what he was achieving in the horn of Africa. Given that many of his musicians had graduated from police and military bands, they knew their instruments well, and had plenty of practice time, which shows in the often inventive solos that dot the tracks. Varied, occasionally lyrical, but interesting throughout, this shines a fabulous spotlight on a hidden corner of jazz.
© Chris Nickson /TiVo

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1
Yèkèrmo Sèw (A Man of Experience and Wisdom)
Mulatu Astatqe
00:04:15

Mulatu Astatqe, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

2
Mètché Dershé (When Am I Going to Reach There?)
Mulatu Astatqe
00:04:00

Mulatu Astatqe, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

3
Kasalèfkut Hulu (From All the Time I Have Passed)
Mulatu Astatqe
00:02:45

Mulatu Astatqe, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

4
Tezeta (Nostalgia)
Mulatu Astatqe
00:06:16

Mulatu Astatqe, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

5
Yègellé Tezeta (My Own Memory)
Mulatu Astatqe
00:03:18

Mulatu Astatqe, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

6
Munayé (My Muna)
Mulatu Astatqe
00:05:03

Mulatu Astatqe, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

7
Gubèlyé (My Gubel)
Mulatu Astatqe
00:04:40

Mulatu Astatqe, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

8
Asmarina (My Asmara)
Feqadu Amde-mesqel
00:04:58

Feqadu Amde-mesqel, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

9
Yèkatit (February)
Mulatu Astatqe
00:03:57

Mulatu Astatqe, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

10
Nètsanèt (Liberty)
Mulatu Astatqe
00:05:36

Mulatu Astatqe, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

11
Tezetayé Antchi Lidj (Baby, My Unforgettable Remembrance)
Mulatu Astatqe
00:06:04

Mulatu Astatqe, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

12
Sabyé (My Saba)
Mulatu Astatqe
00:05:28

Mulatu Astatqe, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

13
Ené Alantchi Alnorem (I Can't Live Without You)
Girma Hadgu
00:05:02

Girma Hadgu, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

14
Dèwèl (Bell)
Mulatu Astatqe
00:04:16

Mulatu Astatqe, interprète

2005 CRC Edition 2005 Buda Musique

Album Description

To some, the term "Ethiopian jazz" might seem impossible; after all, it's a very American form. But what's truly surprising isn't the fact that these musicians play jazz so well, but the range of jazz they manage, from the George Benson-ish guitar workout of "Munaye" to the twisting sax of "Tezeta." Really, though, it's more Jimmy Smith than Duke Ellington in its aim (although Ellington is on the cover, on stage with Mulatu Astatke, the bandleader behind all these selections). The grooves often smoke rather than swing, with some fiery drumming, most notably on "Yekermo Sew," and throughout the guitar is very much to the fore as a rhythm instrument. Perhaps the most interesting cut, however, is "Yekatit," from 1974, which is Astatke's tribute to the burgeoning revolution which would oust Emperor Haile Sellassie. Some of these pieces, certainly "Dewel," has seen U.S. release before; the track appeared in 1972 on Mulatu of Ethiopia, which was Astatke's third American LP, showing that jazz aficionados, at least, had an appreciation for what he was achieving in the horn of Africa. Given that many of his musicians had graduated from police and military bands, they knew their instruments well, and had plenty of practice time, which shows in the often inventive solos that dot the tracks. Varied, occasionally lyrical, but interesting throughout, this shines a fabulous spotlight on a hidden corner of jazz.
© Chris Nickson /TiVo

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