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Astatke, Mulatu / Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975, The
Album:Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975, The Collection:World
Artist:Astatke, Mulatu Added:12/2009
Label:Strut-Records 

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Add Date:2010-02-28 Pull Date:2010-05-02 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:2 May25 Apr18 Apr11 Apr4 Apr28 Mar14 Mar7 Mar
Airplays:12112123

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Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2010-03-01 
Mulatu Astatke (vibraphone, keyboard, composer & bandleader)
Ethio-Jazz, North African rhythms meet Big Band Jazz/Latin. Most Americans heard him on the soundtrack for the film "Broken Flowers" with Bill Murray
*****1: 4:13 beautiful North African melody GREAT e guitar, fantastic horns. Abrupt ending. This track has it all
***2: 2:18 Latin Salsa meets Ethio Jazz, Great percussion
***3: 3:28 wailing sax, mid fast, cool melody
*****4: 5:04 cool funk e guitar, wailing sax, vibraphone, reeds
5: 3:04 slow to mid, male vocal
6: 3:14 kind of a funky groove, B3? locked groove.
****7: 2:52 Latin Mambo meets Ethio Jazz, hear Willie Bobo, Butterfield Blues Band.
8: 3:48 Latin Jazz hear Cal Tjader, burning piano, percussion
9: 3:07 mid tempo, male vocal/wail, locked rhythm, congas
***10: 4:07 cool melody with e guitar and B3
***11: 3:53 mid fast, brass- vibraphone groove, cool percussion
12: 3:34 fast, trance dance, cool perc., call & response male vocal
13: 5:31 mid fast brass, funk e guitar, male vocal/wail
14: 3:06 fast, vibraphone & latin groove
***15: 4:13 mid-fast, almost free sax, then keyboard sax groove
***16: 5:33 mid fast, nice vibraphone funk e guitar groove
****17: 2:41 fast, beautiful North African melody, sax & e guitar groove
18: 1:50 mid tempo vibraphone, nice & mellow
***19: 4:58 slow to mid cool mellow chill sound with flute & keyboard
****20: 6:14 mid tempo, sweet melody, beautiful sax 6 sec fade D Farrell 02/2010

Track Listing
1.Yekermo Sew 11.Yakatit
2.I Faram Gami I Faram 12.Ebo Lala
3.Emnete 13.Wubit
4.Mulatu 14.Shagu
5.Fikriratchin 15.Dewel
6.Yegelle Tezeta 16.Netsanet
7.Asiyo Belema 17.Kasalefkut Hulu
8.Girl From Addis Ababa 18.Mascaram Setaba
9.Lantchi Biye 19.Ene Alantchie Alantchie Alnorem
10.Yekitir Tezeta 20.Tezeta