Mulatu Astatke - The Heliocentrics ‎– Inspiration Information

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A1 Masenqo
Arranged By [Strings] – Keane*Arranged By [Trad. Arr.] – Astatke*Drums, Percussion, Guitar – Malcolm Catto*Electric Bass, Guitar – Jake FergusonHarp – Kat ArneyPercussion – Jack YglesiasPiano – Oliver ParfittStrings – Dan KeaneTheremin – Tom HodgesViolin [Masenqo] – Mesafnit NegashVocals – Yezina NegashWritten-By – Ferguson*, Catto*
6:26
A2 Cha Cha
Arranged By [Horns] – Yennior*Drums – Malcolm Catto*Electric Bass – Jake FergusonFlute [Solo], Percussion – Jack YglesiasGuitar – Adrian OwusuPiano, Synthesizer [Moog] – Oliver ParfittTenor Saxophone – James ArbenTrombone – Joel YenniorTrumpet – Byron WallenVibraphone, Percussion – Mulatu AstatkeWritten-By – Astatke*
5:27
A3 Mulatu
Arranged By [Horns] – Yennior*Baritone Saxophone – James Allsop*Drums – Malcolm Catto*Electric Bass – Jake FergusonGuitar – Adrian OwusuKeyboards – Oliver ParfittPercussion – Jack YglesiasTenor Saxophone – Shabaka HutchingsTrombone – Joel YenniorTrumpet [Solo] – Byron WallenVibraphone [Solo] – Mulatu AstatkeWritten-By – Astatke*
3:31
B1 Addis Black Widow
Arranged By [Horns] – Ferguson*, Yennior*Baritone Saxophone – James Allsop*Drums, Effects – Malcolm Catto*Electric Bass – Jake FergusonFlute [Washint] – Dawit GebreabGuitar – Adrian OwusuKeyboards – Oliver ParfittPercussion, Flute [Solo] – Jack YglesiasTenor Saxophone – Shabaka HutchingsTrombone – Joel YenniorTrumpet – Byron WallenWritten-By – Owusu*, Yglesias*, Ferguson*, Yennior*, Catto*, Parfitt*
3:44
B2 Fire In The Zoo
Baritone Saxophone – James ArbenClarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Shabaka HutchingsDouble Bass – Jake FergusonDrums, Percussion – Malcolm Catto*Piano, Flute – Jack YglesiasWritten-By – Yglesias*, Ferguson*, Arben*, Catto*, Hutchings*
3:52
B3 Dewel
Arranged By [Horns] – Yennior*Drums, Percussion – Malcolm Catto*Electric Bass – Jake FergusonGuitar – Adrian OwusuPercussion – Jack YglesiasPiano, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Synthesizer [Moog] – Oliver ParfittTenor Saxophone – James ArbenTrombone – Joel YenniorTrumpet – Byron WallenVibraphone – Mulatu AstatkeWritten-By – Astatke*
5:35
B4 Blue Nile
Drums – Malcolm Catto*Electric Bass – Jake FergusonGuitar – Adrian OwusuKeyboards – Oliver ParfittPercussion – Jack YglesiasSoprano Saxophone – James Allsop*Tenor Saxophone – Shabaka HutchingsTheremin – Tom HodgesWritten-By – Owusu*, Ferguson*, Yennior*, Catto*, Parfitt*
3:18
C1 Esketa Dance
Arranged By [Horns] – Yennior*Baritone Saxophone – James ArbenDrums – Malcolm Catto*Electric Bass – Jake FergusonElectric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Mulatu AstatkeGuitar – Adrian OwusuLyre [Krar] – Dawit GebreabOrgan – Oliver ParfittPercussion – Jack YglesiasTenor Saxophone – Shabaka HutchingsTrombone – Joel YenniorTrumpet – Byron WallenWritten-By – Yglesias*, Ferguson*, Yennior*, Catto*, Astatke*, Parfitt*
4:08
C2 Chik Chikka
Arranged By [Horns] – Yennior*Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – James Allsop*Drums – Malcolm Catto*Electric Bass – Jake FergusonElectric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Mulatu AstatkeFlute [Washint] – Dawit GebreabGuitar – Adrian OwusuLyre [Krar] – Temesgen TarakenTrombone – Joel YenniorWritten-By – Astatke*
5:13
C3 Live From Tigre Lounge
Drums, Keyboards – Malcolm Catto*Guitar – Adrian OwusuGuitar, Electric Bass – Jake FergusonKeyboards [Additional] – Oliver ParfittPercussion – Jack YglesiasWritten-By – Owusu*, Ferguson*, Catto*
2:56
C4 Chinese New Year
Arranged By [Strings] – Keane*Double Bass – Jake FergusonDrums – Malcolm Catto*Harp – Kat ArneyPercussion – Jack YglesiasPiano – Oliver ParfittStrings – Dan KeaneWritten-By – Ferguson*, Catto*, Parfitt*
3:45
D1 An Epic Story
Arranged By [Strings] – Keane*Double Bass, Guitar [Thai] – Jake FergusonDrums, Percussion – Malcolm Catto*Guitar – Adrian OwusuHarp – Kat ArneyPercussion – Jack YglesiasSaw [Musical Saw] – Tom HodgesStrings – Dan KeaneStrings [Begena], Flute [Washint] – Dawit GebreabWritten-By – Owusu*, Keane*, Ferguson*, Catto*
5:14
D2 Phantom Of The Panther
Drums, Percussion – Malcolm Catto*Electric Bass, Flute [Wooden], Percussion – Jake FergusonHarp – Kat ArneyOrgan – Dan KeanePercussion – Adrian OwusuPiano – Oliver ParfittWritten-By – Ferguson*, Catto*, Parfitt*
2:21
D3 Anglo Ethio Suite
Arranged By [Strings] – Keane*Bass Clarinet – James Allsop*Double Bass, Strings [Begena] – Jake FergusonDrums, Piano [Additional] – Malcolm Catto*Guitar – Adrian OwusuHarp – Kat ArneyKeyboards [Electronica] – Tom HodgesPercussion, Flute [Solo] – Jack YglesiasPiano – Mulatu AstatkeStrings, Cello [Solo] – Dan KeaneWritten-By – Yglesias*, Ferguson*, Catto*
9:54

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All sessions produced, engineered and mixed at Quatermass Studios, London. Recorded at Quatermass Studios London, 8th - 14th September 2008.
Mastered at Electric Mastering.

Collaboration originated at Broad Casting, Cargo, London, April 2008, supported by Red Bull Music Academy / RBMA Radio.

Strut is part of the !K7 label group
Made in Germany

℗ 2009 Strut
© 2009 Strut

Etching on run out groove on Side A1 reads: "Electric Mandy Parnell"

Text from the sticker on the front cover:
"Groundbreaking Ethiopian bandleader Mulatu Astatke forges a new Ethio-jazz hybrid with The Heliocentrics (Now Again / Stones Throw Records).
A brand new studio collaboration and the third in Strut's Inspiration Information series."

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  • Barcode: 730003 304019
  • Label Code: LC 07306

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dasypodius

dasypodius

September 15, 2018

I have to agree with the other contributers here: A fantastic album...no need to say more about this masterpiece, just get a copy!
jarsu

jarsu

September 8, 2017

Easily the best jazz sounding The Heliocentrics ‎ there is !!!
adieudo

adieudo

January 29, 2017

Great album and great sounding vinyl, a must have !!!