Either/Orchestra / Live In Addis
Album: Live In Addis   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Either/Orchestra   Added:Oct 2005
Label:Buda Musique  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-10-30 Pull Date: 2006-01-01 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 25 Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 27 Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 08, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
Amlak Abet Abet
4. Dec 23, 2005: Memory Select
Yezemed Yebada
2. Apr 11, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
Amlak Abet Abet
5. Dec 15, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
3. Jan 01, 2006: Found Bandaids
Amlak Abet Abet
6. Dec 08, 2005: Eran Mukamel

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-11-03
WORLD MUSIC alert!! This is #20 in the awesome "Ethiopiques" series ...

Boston-based big band plays jazz interpretations of Ethiopian songs, with Ethiopian guests -- including Mulatu Astatke (who did the soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers) and a few spotlight vocalists.

Contemporary jazz feel throughout, with many of the songs coming across as nearly Latin jazz. Liner notes document the E/O's trip. A nice document of what must have been a special series of concerts.

1- Minor-key crime jazz, mid/fast w/long percussion intro.
2- Fairly quiet but still fast, kind of Latin. Long bass solo.
3- Chugging happy beat. Cool soprano sax solo.
4- Slow, grand, intense
5- Easygoing mid/fast mellowness. Snaps into Latin mode.
6- Rich gospel slowness, w/quavering male vocal

1- Horn piece. Medieval classical feel.
2- Tango! Fun piece w/ vocal
3- Electric piano, for a jamming '70s feel. Gets into a raging percussion jam.
4- Sparse bass solo
5- Slow song w/fem. vocal, powerful and eerie
6- Ayler-like stomp, joyful, w/some pauses
7- Starts w/ twining, almost Asian theme. Gets into a slinky fast electric-piano groove. Lower fidelity sound.

Track Listing
1. Amlak Abet Abet   7. Eyeye
2. Muziqawi Silt   8. Antchim Endelela
3. Feqer Aydelem Wey   9. Keset Eswa Betcha
4. Altchalkoum   10. Bati (Bass Intro)
5. Yezemed Yebada   11. Bati
6. Soul Tezeta   12. Shellela
  13. Embi Ba