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Mulatu Astatke

Julian Joseph presents Ethiopian jazz great Mulatu Astatke in concert at the 2011 Glasgow Jazz Festival. Plus Kevin LeGendre with a focus on Mark Turner's album In This World.

Julian Joseph presents concert music from Ethiopian jazz legend Mulatu Astatke recorded at this year's Glasgow Jazz Festival. Mulatu Astatke, commonly referred to as 'the father of Ethiopian jazz', has performed with Duke Ellington, Mahmoud Ahmed, the Heliocentrics and his music has featured in cult film maker Jim Jarmusch's movie 'Broken Flowers'. During the late 1950's Astatke studied engineering in Wales but subsequently earned a degree in music. In the 1960s, he became the first African student at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music where he studied vibraphone and percussion. Tonight's concert set features contributions from a host of players from the UK's vibrant jazz scene including trumpeter Byron Wallen and drummer Tom Skinner. Recorded at the Platform Arts Centre in Easterhouse as part of this year's Glasgow Jazz Festival in front of a packed home feature brand new compostions alongside his classic tracks from the 60's and 70's. Julian also talks to Kevin Le Gendre, with another 'Now Is The Time' featuring the album 'In This World', by Mark Turner.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Mark McKnight Organ Quartet

    Do or Die

    Performers: Mark McKnight (Guitar), Seamus Blake (Tenor Sax), Ross Stanley (Organ), James Maddren (Drums) Composer: Mark McKnight

    • Do or Die.
    • Whirlwind Recordings WR 4617.
  • Jeffrey “Tain” Watts

    Family

    Performers: Jeff Tain Watts (Drums), David Kikoski (Piano), James Genus (Bass), Steve Wilson (Sax) Composer: Jeff Tain Watts

    • Family.
    • Dark Key DK 003.
  • Robert Mitchell’s 3i0

    Alberto Balsalm

    Performers: Robert Mitchell (Piano), Tom Mason (Bass), Richard Spaven (Drums) Composer: Robert Mitchell

    • The Embrace.
    • 3io Records 3ioCD 001.
  • Stefon Harris, David Sanchez, Christian Scott

    Stefon Harris, David Sanchez, Christian Scott - And This Too Shall Pass

    Performers: Stefon Harris (Vibes), David Sanchez (Tenor Sax), Christian Scott (Trumpet) Composer: Stefon Harris

  • Mark Turner

    Bo Brussells

    Performers: Mark Turner (Tenor Sax), Kurt Rosenwinkel (Guitar), Brad Mehldau (Piano), Jorge Rossy (Drums), Brian Blade (Drums) Composer: Mark Turner

    • In This World.
    • Warner Brothers 1102 131.
  • Mark Turner

    Lennie Groove

    Performers: Mark Turner (Tenor Sax), Kurt Rosenwinkel (Guitar), Brad Mehldau (Piano), Jorge Rossy (Drums), Brian Blade (Drums) Composer: Mark Turner

    • In This World.
    • Warner Brothers 1102 131.
  • Mark Turner

    The Long Road

    Performers: Mark Turner (Tenor Sax), Kurt Rosenwinkel (Guitar), Brad Mehldau (Piano), Jorge Rossy (Drums), Brian Blade (Drums) Composer: Mark Turner

    • In This World.
    • Warner Brothers 1102 131.
  • Jacqui Dankworth

    A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

    Composer: Eric Maschwitz/Manning Sherwin

    • It Happens Quietly.
    • Specific Jazz SPE 014.
  • Mulatu Astatke and His Steps Ahead Band

    Yagella Tezeta

    Composer: Mulatu Astatke Recorded: Glasgow Jazz Festival, 30th June 2011, The Platform, Glasgow

  • Mulatu Astatke and His Steps Ahead Band

    Netsanett

    Composer: Mulatu Astatke Recorded: Glasgow Jazz Festival, 30th June 2011, The Platform, Glasgow

  • Mulatu Astatke and His Steps Ahead Band

    Yekatit

    Composer: Mulatu Astatke Recorded: Glasgow Jazz Festival, 30th June 2011, The Platform, Glasgow

  • Andreas Varady and David Lyttle

    Donna Lee

    Performers: Andreas Varady (Guitar), David Lyttle (Drums), Bandi Varady (Guitar), Michael Janisch (Bass) Composer: Davis

    • Questions.
    • Lyte Records LR 002.
  • Breach

    On the Walk

    Performers: Graeme Stephen (Guitar), Paul Harrison (Organ), Chris Wallace (Drums) Composer: Chris Wallace

    • On The Walk.
    • BREACH CD 01.

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