Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu of Ethiopia (1972)


Unfuckwithable debut LP of super-chill, psychedelic jazz-funk with Latin and Ethiopian influences from vibraphonist/keyboardist Mulatu Astatke. Vibraphone, space-flute, buoyant rhythms, wah-wah-heavy keyboards, a rich horn section, laid-back but sharp -- pretty much, a goddamn dream come true.

Track listing:
1. Mulatu
2. Mascaram Setaba
3. Dewel
4. Kulunmanqueleshi
5. Kasalefkut-Hulu
6. Munaye
7. Chifara

If you care to survive

You might also wanna hear:
Lonnie Liston Smith -
Astral Traveling (1973)
Steps Ahead -
Steps Ahead (1983)

6 comments:

  1. That we like. Seen him live twice, hope there'll be a third time.

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  2. Thank you, a great artist who's still going strong!

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  3. This is mind-blowing fucking AWESOME. Thanks for turning me on to this!

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  4. The Ethiopiques series had one of their early ones that was basically all his stuff. I think it was Ethiopiques #4

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  5. Awww yisss. Unfuckwithable 4 sure.

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