New York – Addis – London: The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975

Above: Arranged as a retrospective of the formative work of
Mulatu Astatke, the godfather of Ethio-jazz, a fusion of Ethio
music and—you guessed it—jazz, The Story Of Ethio Jazz is
20 tracks…outlining the development of the form over a 10
year period. Dominated by the vibraphone, Astatke’s signature
instrument, the pieces are short, modal and are short on
development, but heavy on mood. Read more.

Watch: Mulatu Astatke – Ethio Jazz Retrospective (Strut)

Video: Ace to Ace interview with Mulatu Astatke


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