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More fabulous tracks from a lesser known visionary
on November 15, 2009
If you've never heard the name Mulatu Astatke before or are wondering what "Ethio Jazz" is, listen to this CD immediately. Mulatu creates sounds all of his own, fusing together subdued vibraphones, middle eastern riffs and latin jazz rhythms all in low-fi ambiance. It's sad this style and period of jazz was so short lived but releases like this help increase awareness of the amazing sounds of this visionary artist. Some of the tracks are repeats from the more widely known Ethiopiques Vol. 4, but they are all fantastic.