Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Steps Ahead

Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead (2010) {Strut STRUT056CD rec 2007-2009}

Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead (2010) {Strut STRUT056CD rec 2007-2009}
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Jazz / Ethio Jazz / Modal Music / Post Bop / Afro Beat / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Vibes

Mulatu Astatke already has a legendary status as the father of Ethio Jazz. But he hasn't been content to rest on his laurels. Instead he's forged ahead. This album proves very different from his work with the Heliocentrics (some of whom do feature here), or with the Either/Orchestra – it's an album of what is essentially a meandering, laid-back groove that looks at music from two angles – the Western and the Ethiopian. The former gets to stretch out on cuts like the opener, the reflective "Radcliffe," and "The Way to Nice." Ethiopia raises its head on "I Faram Gami I Faram," which some luscious Addis Ababa singing, a reworking of the style that made Astatke's name, and actually of one of his old compositions.

Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at May 27, 2017
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia (2017)

Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia (2017)
Jazz-Funk, Psychedelic, Funk, Latin Jazz | 57:55 mins | MP3, 320 kbps | 130 MB
Label: Strut

Strut present the first official reissue of a landmark album in the field of African music, Mulatu Astatke’s ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ from 1972. Recorded in New York, the album arrived at a time when Astatke had begun to master the delicate fusion of styles needed to create Ethio jazz.
Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information (2009) {Strut STRUT040CD}

Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information (2009) {Strut STRUT040CD}
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Jazz / Ethio Jazz / Post Bop / World Fusion / Afro Beat / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Vibes / Piano

The third in Strut’s Inspiration Information studio collaboration series brings together an intriguing pairing between one of Africa’s great bandleaders, Mulatu Astatke, with the next level musicianship of The Heliocentrics collective from the mighty roster of Stones Throw / Now Again. Known primarily through the successful ‘Ethiopiques’ album series and the film soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Broken Flowers’, Mulatu Astatke is one of Ethiopia’s foremost musical ambassadors. Informed by spells living and studying in the UK and the USA, his self-styled Ethio-jazz sound flourished during the “Swinging Addis” era of the late ‘60s as he successfully fused Western jazz and funk with traditional Ethiopian folk melodies, five tone scale arrangements and elements from music of the ancient Coptic church.

Mulatu Astatqé - Sketches of Ethiopia (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 21, 2013
Mulatu Astatqé - Sketches of Ethiopia (2013)

Mulatu Astatqé - Sketches of Ethiopia (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57:28 min | 130 MB
Genre: Ethno Jazz, World, Afrobeat | Label: Jazz Village

Sketches of Ethiopia is, extraordinarily, the first album Mulatu Astatke, the godfather of Ethio-jazz, has recorded with his own band for an international label of influence. It has been a long time coming and it is a corker.
Mulatu Astatke - Sketches Of Ethiopia (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Mulatu Astatke - Sketches Of Ethiopia (2013)
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Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Jazz Village

Ethiopian vibraphonist and percussionist Mulatu Astatke has spent most of his 70 years mixing Ethiopian musical traditions with jazz. 'Some of the music is meant to be danced to, some to be listened to. Astatke's UK links go back to student days, and this new album brings together British and Ethiopian instrumentalists and singers. Each track 'sketches' a different part of Ethiopia and its traditions, mostly written and arranged by Astatke: composed horn riffs, overlapping in harmony; calls and responses; strong grooves, and mostly simple chords. Horn lines are based on Ethiopian 5-note scales. Astatke: 'It's 5 tones against 12-tone music…How do you combine these two things and keep the color of those modes?' Pentatonic phrases recur hypnotically throughout the album, and when the jazz solos emerge they're all the more striking in contrast. But the emphasis is on the textures of the whole group.

Mulatu Astatke - Sketches of Ethiopia (2013) {Jazz Village}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 21, 2014
Mulatu Astatke - Sketches of Ethiopia (2013) {Jazz Village}

Mulatu Astatke - Sketches of Ethiopia (2013) {Jazz Village}
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Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion, Afrobeat

Ethiopian vibraphonist and percussionist Mulatu Astatke has spent most of his 70 years mixing Ethiopian musical traditions with jazz. 'Some of the music is meant to be danced to, some to be listened to. Astatke's UK links go back to student days, and this new album brings together British and Ethiopian instrumentalists and singers. Each track 'sketches' a different part of Ethiopia and its traditions, mostly written and arranged by Astatke: composed horn riffs, overlapping in harmony; calls and responses; strong grooves, and mostly simple chords. Horn lines are based on Ethiopian 5-note scales.
Mulatu Astatke - New York - Addis - London: The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965 - 1975 (2009)

Mulatu Astatke - New York - Addis - London: The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965 - 1975 (2009) (Lossless)
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Jazz | Label: Strut: STRUT051CD | MU/HF

Steps Ahead - Steppin' Out (2016) {JazzLine}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 8, 2016
Steps Ahead - Steppin' Out (2016) {JazzLine}

Steps Ahead - Steppin' Out (2016) {JazzLine}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The legacy of Mike Mainieri’s and the late Michael Brecker’s Steps Ahead, one of the most inventive groups in 1980s jazz-rock, was delightfully rekindled in a reunion band at Ronnie Scott’s in London this summer. Here’s a stirring orchestral angle on the group’s classic material, rearranged by Michael Abene for Cologne’s famous WDR Big Band, with the sleekly swinging vibraphonist Mainieri still in the driving seat. Don Grolnick’s laconic, Wayne Shorter-like Pools and the soul-funky Blue Montreux fire up scalding tenor-sax forays from Bill Evans (one of the best Breckeresque specialists in this idiom, and the album’s solo star), while the beautiful, country-tinged Self Portrait gets a sumptuous.

Steps Ahead - N.Y.C. (1989) {Intuition}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 24, 2016
Steps Ahead - N.Y.C. (1989) {Intuition}

Steps Ahead - N.Y.C. (1989) {Intuition}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

In 1989, Steps Ahead consisted of Mike Mainieri on MIDI vibraharp, synclavier and acoustic piano, the young saxophonist Bendik doubling on keyboards, guitarist Steve Kahn, Tony Levin on electric bass and Chapman stick, and drummer Steve Smith. The powerful band did not have a great deal of subtlety by this era, but it helped to keep the much-maligned genre of fusion alive, mixing the sound of rock with jazz improvising.

Steps Ahead - Step By Step (1981) {Nippon Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 19, 2016
Steps Ahead - Step By Step (1981) {Nippon Columbia}

Steps Ahead - Step By Step (1981) {Nippon Columbia}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Steps Ahead (originally known as Steps) is a jazz fusion group. According to the liner notes of the group's debut album, "Steps began as a part-time venture in 1979 at Seventh Avenue South, a New York City nightclub." A second studio recording was made on 17 December 1979, called Step by Step. Smokin' in the Pit was released in 1980 and awarded a gold record. The studio album Step by Step was released shortly after, followed in the summer of 1980 by another live recording called Paradox.