All My Rowdy Friends

Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics by Chris M
February 18, 2009, 10:15 am
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And here it is finally! More details and album art for the upcoming Mulatu Astatke and The Heliocentrics release, “Inspiration Information” being released on Strut Records. Mulatu Astatke’s music is Ethiopian Jazz, a form of music from Ethiopia based on a 5-tone scale as opposed to Western music that is based on a 12-tone scale. Here we have Mulatu Astatke and The Heliocentrics bridging the gap between Ethio-Jazz and Western rhythms creating a new take on the psychedelic jazz/funk/latin influenced sound. I can’t describe how exciting it is to hear one of the unknown greats recording new music with a group of artists that are not only disciples of Mulatu’s music, but well versed in the many rhythmic forms of jazz and funk from all over the world. I wish I could post up the advance release (it’s amazing), but instead only one track. Enjoy.

01. Masengo
02. Cha Cha
03. Addis Black Widow
04. Mulatu
05. Blue Nile
06. Esketa Dance download
07. Chik Chikka
08. Live From Tigre Lounge
09. Chinese New Year
10. Phantom Of The Panther
11. Dewel
12. Fire In The Zoo
13. An Epic Story
14. Anglo Ethio Suite



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