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In A Mellow Tone

In A Mellow Tone
Wednesday March 23rd, 2011 with Alnoor Allidina
Ethiopian Jazz

Tonight we feature improvised music from Ethiopia. We focus heavily on the music of composer & musician Mulatu Astatke, known as the father of Ethiojazz. We will also feature singer & band leader Alemayehu Eshete, saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya, and close the program with a wonderful collaboration between Astatke and the UK-based Heliocentrics.
Mulatu's Mood
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead - Strut
I Faram Gami I Faram
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead - Strut
Ethio Blues
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead - Strut
Kasalefkut-Hulu
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu of Ethiopia - Worthy Records
Mulatu
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu of Ethiopia - Worthy Records
Yèkèrmo Sèw (A Man of Experience and Wisdom)
Mulatu Astatke - Ethiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale, 1969-1974 - Buda
Mètché Dershé (When Am I Going to Reach There?)
Mulatu Astatke - Ethiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale, 1969-1974 - Buda
Tezeta
Nostalgia - Ethiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale, 1969-1974 - Buda
Ewnèt yèt lagegnesh
[unknown] - Ethiopiques 1: The Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music, 1969-1975 - Buda
Yèzeèmèd yèbaed
Tèshomè Meteku - Ethiopiques 1: The Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music, 1969-1975 - Buda
Dynamic and charismatic, Alemayehu Eshete is known as the Ethiopian James Brown. You may have caught him at last year's Bluesfest.
Tèmar ledjé
Alemayehu Eshete - Ethiopiques vol 22 (More Vintage !) (1972-1974) - Buda
Yeqer aynèssa
Alemayehu Eshete - Ethiopiques vol 22 (More Vintage !) (1972-1974) - Buda
Tsegérèdayé
Alemayehu Eshete - Ethiopiques vol 22 (More Vintage !) (1972-1974) - Buda
Nèy-Nèy wèlèba
Alemayehu Eshete - Ethiopiques vol 22 (More Vintage !) (1972-1974) - Buda
Mètch ené terf fèlèghu
Seyoum Gèbrèyès & Wallias Band - Ethiopiques 13: Ethiopian Groove - Buda
Muziqawi Silt
Wallias Band - Ethiopiques 13: Ethiopian Groove - Buda
Getatchew Mekurya plays almost though influenced by the free-jazz movement though he claims to have developed his technique in isolation. In recent years, he has recorded with Dutch avant-gardists The Ex and also played Ottawa last summer.
Tezeta
Getatchew Mekurya - Ethiopiques Volume 14: Negus Of Ethiopian Sax - Buda
Aha Gedawo
Getatchew Mekurya - Ethiopiques Volume 14: Negus Of Ethiopian Sax - Buda
Muziqa Heywete
Getatchew Mekurya - Ethiopiques Volume 14: Negus Of Ethiopian Sax - Buda
We close the program with an adventurous collaboration between the father of Ethiojazz and the Heliocentrics, a UK-based ensemble that manages to look forward and backward at the same time. In addition to their own recordings, they've also worked with Iranian music virtuoso Lloyd Miller, and DJ Shadow (among others)
Anglo Ethio Suit
Mulatu Astatke / The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information 3 - Strut