MULATU ASTATKE - Ethio Jazz
If you want to listen to Muratu, this is the first! The most important album in the history of Ethio jazz, making it a masterpiece that should be called Muratu's career masterpiece!
Released by Amha Records in Ethiopia in 1974 after returning from the United States, the name is Zubari "Ethiopia Jazz".
It is a masterpiece that continues to shine as a milestone not only in Muratu's career but also in the history of contemporary Ethiopian music.Ethnic nostalgic melody played by the tube, polyrhythmic rhythm section that creates a thick swell, bewitching vibraphone, smoky rose and organ, and the sound of modal jazz from the United States that wraps the whole story ... it is a miraculous balance. This fused work is unquestionably a masterpiece that reigns at the pinnacle of Ethio jazz, and is an ambitious work that is still dominated by Muratu's ingenuity to get a new sound.Every time I listen to it, I'm thrilled by its mysterious coolness."Yekermo Sew" and "Gubelye", which were used as songs in the play of "Broken Flowers" and attracted a lot of attention, are irresistible!