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Mulatu Astatqé*Éthiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale 1969-1974

Label:Buda Musique – 82964-2
Series:Éthiopiques – 4
Format:
CD, Compilation
Country:France
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
Style:African

Tracklist

1Yèkèrmo Sèw
Written-By [Uncredited]Horace Silver
4:12
2Mètché Dershé3:56
3Kasalèfkut Hulu2:43
4Tezeta
Arranged ByMulatu Astatqé*
Written-ByTrad.*
6:14
5Yègellé Tezeta3:17
6Munayé4:58
7Gubèlyé
Arranged ByMulatu Astatqé*
Written-ByTrad.*
4:36
8Asmarina
Written-ByFéqadu Amdè-Mesqel*
4:55
9Yèkatit3:55
10Nètsanèt5:33
11Tezetayé Antchi Lidj6:01
12Sabyé
Arranged ByMulatu Astatqé*
Written-ByTrad.*
5:24
13Ené Alantchi Alnorem
Written-ByGirma Hadgu*
4:59
14Dèwèl4:14
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Notes

Track 1 "Yèkèrmo Sèw" is a cover of Horace Silver's "Song For My Father" from "Song For My Father (Cantiga Para Meu Pai)" (1964) performed by The Horace Silver Quintet.

Tracks 1 through 6 issued June 1972 on the LP "Ethiopian Modern Instrumental Hits" (AELP 10). (Tracks 1, 2 & 5 originally released in 1969).
Tracks 7 through 13 originally released in September 1972 on the LP "Yekatit - Ethio Jazz / Mulatu Astatke featuring Fekade Amde Meskel" (AELP 90).
Track 14 originally released in the USA in 1972 on the LP "Mulatu of Ethiopia" and recorded with Latin-American musicians, including several of Mongo Santamaria's sidemen.

Fabriqué en France par MPO
Exclusive license from Amha Eshèté/Amha Records
Transfers & Restoration done for Digital Edge

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 3 307518 296428
  • Barcode (String): 3307518296428
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): CA 829642 @ [MPO logo x3]
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L039
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 829642 MPO 02 @@@ 1 12
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L033
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 122E
  • ASIN: B00000DDMB
  • Price Code: DK016
  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL

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Reviews

  • jmrathgeber's avatar
    jmrathgeber
    When are we getting a vinyl release of this absolute beauty?
    • Liktera-Records's avatar
      Few of the best of Mulatu Astatqes music tracks combined never get tiered of listening to it!
      • Simon_Dragnes's avatar
        Simon_Dragnes
        I do collect all Mulatu Astatke releases, but this by far the best pile of tracks in one release. Too bad this compilation has not got a vinyl release.
        • kasgade's avatar
          kasgade
          Too bad the sax distorts so heavily on "Tezeta"!
          • damnzenman's avatar
            damnzenman
            "Musically trained in London and schooled in the club scene of mid-'60s New York, Mulatu Astatke stands as the exceptional musical innovator of the Ethiopian groove. Starting in 1969, he created the first bands independent of the military, which had previously dominated the country's music scene. Having immersed himself in Caribbean music, funk, jazz and Latin grooves during his lengthy stint abroad, Mulatu returned to his native land to give rise to a brand new sound. An album of instrumentals, Ethiopiques Volume 4 is a case study in the inventive blending of influences that comprised the Ethiopian groove. Strains of funk and reggae timings permeate the thick and chunky bass lines, which are pushed prominently forward in the mix. Multiple saxophones swirl with the hypnotic, snake-charming sounds of the East, while at the same time resonating with jazzy tones reminiscent of John Coltrane and Lester Young. Guitar is a main ingredient here, growling with funky distorted wah-pedaled fuzz riffs that sound like they were lifted straight out of an early '70s black-exploitation flick. Drums and percussion combine the punchy funk of James Brown and the Meters with the heavy Latin rhythms of Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo. Fusing all of these elements together, Mulatu unleashes a potent brew of afro-jazz grooves that pull you in and leave you in a mystical trance-like state. Whew! Even when the record stops, these mood-inspiring sounds linger on like a drug. Get your head on right, light a candle, sit back, and you too will understand...Tropical in its roots, funky and intoxicating in its impact, Mulatu Astatke's distinct brand of Ethiopian music features some of the most soulful hip-grinding instrumentals ever recorded in Mother Africa."

            Written by John Ballon

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