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Broken Flowers

August 2, 2005 | Format: MP3

$11.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 2, 2005
  • Release Date: August 2, 2005
  • Label: Decca
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Universal Classics Group, a Division of UMG Recordings Inc.
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  • Total Length: 39:39
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  • ASIN: B000V8866G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,061 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Talk about 'heavy rotation' --- I'm already in danger of wearing this CD out. And all because of an aging Ethiopian musician I'd never heard of!

Bear with me on this, because the ingredients sound...odd. Mulatu Astatke grew up in Ethiopia but went abroad to study jazz in America. He was influenced by Miles Davis and John Coltrane --- and by the organist Jimmy Smith. What he brought back to Ethiopia was a blend of soul and jazz. Which he then proceeded to blend, once more, with traditional Ethiopian music.

The result is easy to listen to and hard to describe. The horns play cool jazz figures; you could almost mistake them for clarinets. But under that is a groove that could have been created by Booker T and the MGs. And connecting the two are some Ethiopian chords that sound exotic, space-changing, hypnotic.

Think desert cha cha. Cuba goes to Memphis. Ethiopian trance music.

Like nothing you have ever heard before.

Mulatu Astatke is the man in charge of all of it: He writes the music, arranges it, and plays piano, organ, vibes and percussion. Although the Golden Years of this Ethiopian music were ancient history --- from 1968 to 1974 --- Astatke is still a major figure in Ethiopian music, regularly playing and teaching.

Happily, Jim Jarmusch is one of those directors who not only listens to a lot of music, but looks for a way to integrate it into his films. "Music often leads me," he says. "I discovered Mulatu Astatke's music maybe seven years ago, and I was blown away by a few things I found that he had recorded in the late sixties. I was on a hunt for a number of years: I bought some vinyl; some of his jazz stuff; some Latin jazz recorded in the states; other Ethiopian stuff.
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I saw this movie two weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and found not one bit of it, tedious or "bothersome" as one reviewer said (btw buddy this is a review place for the music not the movie, gosh!). The music just happened to help it move a bit more. I looked around and around for this CD, and finally found it at a Circuit City but I found the price (13.99) way too expensive, so I trotted on over (by that I mean typed in) to iTunes and checked if they had it for download, and it was up for (9.99), I quickly pressed BUY ALBUM and eagerly awaited for it to finish. Flames shot from my hands as I grabbed for my iPod so I could hear it, and once the first track started I was in Heaven! The one song that I cannot get enough of is track 2 called "Yegelle Tezeta", it has such a catchy little sound to it. I can imagine tons of scenes set to this little 4 minute piece of music!!!! Anyway, you should watch the movie and then get the CD, both are worth it!
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This soundtrack is full of fabulous lounge music. It really sets a mood and keeps it going. The Mulatu Astatke tracks are your own person soundtrack for driving. You feel like you are in a movie. The haunting "There Is An End" by The Greenhorns with Holly Golightly is destine to be a classic.
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Bill Murray is one of my favorite actors. This is an understated movie that flows well. I enjoyed the story and enjoyed watching it... twice so far. If you like Bill Murray you'll probably like this movie too. I do, and there are not many movies I really enjoy. This is one that I very much enjoyed.
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Even if you found the movie a bit confounding, this cool soundtrack will call to mind the best moments of Bill Murray's strange road trip. Tone prevailed over plot in the film, and was largely created through the songs on this CD. Excellent driving around music even if you haven't seen the film.
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If you dig this soundtrack, look up the Ethiopiques series of CDs. They are available on eMusic, if you have a subscription there. If not, I am sure Amazon will gladly sell you some. :)
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I love the melodic, laid-back tunes of Ethiopian music. The movie was fantastic but the music was the icing on the cake. This is one of favorite CDs. I highly recommend it.
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this album is great.smooth Ethiopian jazz is my new favorite listening. liked the movie too. nothing else to say.hey hey
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