Thursday, April 27, 2006

Mulatu Astatqe

I've only time for a short post today, so tonight's music really does speak volumes. It's a track by Ethiopian jazz innovator Mulatu Astatqe. Click the link if you want to read more about this vastly underappreciated (in the west, at least) musician, and enjoy 'Dewel', taken from one of the many compilations featuring Astatqe's music. The track itself drifts along on an easy groove, the lead playing being sufficiently far-out to call to mind artists like Pharoah Sanders. It really is very good, and I'd reccommend checking out any of his music, or Ethiopian jazz in general.

1 comment:

tim said...

Though I needed to keep you up to date with latest news on Ethiopian music.

It's a fansite set up to celebrate the release of a 2CD pack of classic Ethiopian groove.

Just thought you might be interested.

Best wishes