Title: Sketches Of Ethiopia
Style: Afro-Cuban Jazz
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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).
Sketches of Ethiopia is trumpeted as Astatke's first release on an international label in fifty years, though that honor should probably go to UK label Strut Records, who released Mulatu Steps Ahead in 2010. For anyone interested in Astatke's early music check out the compilations New York-Addis-London: The Story of Ethio Jazz (Strut Records, 2009) or Ethiopiques Vol 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale (1969-1974) (Buda Musique, 1998), which revisits Astatke's early 1970s releases in Ethiopia
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
Mulatu Astatke has achieved what most musicians could only dream of: he invented an iconic genre. In the 1970s, Astatke pioneered a fusion of western jazz with the traditional sounds and instruments of Ethiopia to create Ethio-jazz. One could say he is the . of Ethio-jazz (to use hip-hop parlance). Now 70 years old, Astatke refuses to slow down, or rely on his rich past and diverse repertoire. His new album Sketches of Ethiopia was released recently under the international label Jazz Village, and shows us why the king of Ethio-jazz is still at his imperial throne
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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Among the Ethiopian instruments used are masinko (single-bowed lute), krar (six-string lyre) and washint (bamboo flute), alongside traditional jazz instruments including piano, bass, saxophone, trumpet and cello, and the west African harp-like kora.
This groundbreaking and newly-reissued 1972 album is an excellent introduction to Mulatu Astatke, the inventor and sole exemplar of Ethio-jazz. This was after a wide-ranging interview about his career as composer and musician, traveling from the UK to the . to Ethiopia and in between. Mulatu had been tapped to give a lecture in Canada, but he didn’t understand exactly why he was being asked to talk about his music-the bulk of which was recorded between 1966 and 1974-for a bunch of young people. Originally released in 1972 and newly-reissued, the groundbreaking Mulatu of Ethiopia easily answers that question in under 30 minutes of adventurous, head-nod-inducing music that still sounds new today