Mulatu astatke - ethio jazz

On its 75th anniversary — for which the label has launched a new vinyl reissue initiative (!) — Treble is honoring the legendary label by selecting a list of 25 Blue Note essential albums. We could have made it a much longer list, of course. If you need to find 75 great Blue Note records, it’s not that hard to find ‘em. But we simplified this just a little. So take a trip back through jazz history with us as we drop the needle on our 25 favorites.

Born in the western Ethiopian city of Jimma, Mulatu was musically trained in London, New York City, and Boston where he combined his jazz and Latin music interests with traditional Ethiopian music. Astatke led his band while playing vibraphone and conga drums—instruments that he introduced into Ethiopian popular music—as… read more

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