Sketches of Ethiopia, Mulatu Astatke's first international release, is now available as a 180 gram vinyl LP. The father of Ethio-Jazz, Astatke's remarkably rich music reveals influences ranging from jazz and Latin American music to the traditional music of his homeland. Conductor, arranger, master of the vibraphone and conga drums, Astatke now plays with his England-based group Step Ahead. Sketches of Ethiopia launches his blissful and colorful music into the world of international jazz, uniquely weaving modern groove with age-old melodies, and western classical music with Latin and Afro funk rhythms. The album includes a bonus digital download card.
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.