Ethiopia / UK, 2009, jazz-funk / Ethio-jazz

Mulatu Astatke & The HeliocentricsInspiration Information: Not all but many of the tracks struck me as “single file”. That’s the phrase that popped into my head when listening to this album, and at first I dismissed it. But the feeling remained, so I explored it, and it makes sense to me. The music is moving in single file, like one instrument following another, snaking along a ridge, each sound picking up where another leaves off, expanding or even changing the theme that went before it, and the percussion holds it all together in a loose affiliation.

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