Ethiopia, 1974, Ethio-jazz

Mulatu Astatke featuring Fekade Amde MaskalYèkatit: Ethio Jazz

Sounds pretty lo-fi for jazz, but that’s fine. Adds to the charm of the whole thing. Is this the best jazz ever? No. Is it interesting because it’s from Ethiopia? Of course, and there’s nothing wrong with that. After all, from what kind of people did jazz come?

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