Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde Maskal - Ethio Jazz (Heavenly Sweetness - 2015)
This album '' Ethio Jazz '' by Mulatu Astatké is a jewel of the modern Ethiopian music and a mythical album. An album incredibly groovy recorded between 1969 in 1972. A record of Ethio groove in which we find some US soul, the jazz, the Latin accents and especially the oriental rhythms. A real jewel of the Ethiopian modern instrumental music, which illustrates perfectly the symbiosis of the strong rhythms and the quality arrangements with the Ethiopian subtle and deep melodies. A best for all the music lovers of 70’s sound! In the Ethiopian musical landscape, Mulatu Astatke is a unique musician, a composer, an arranger. His real contribution lives in its action for the instrumental music, in a country where the orchestral traditions did not exist. For more than 30 years, he is the door flag of the Ethiopian music.