Imperial Tiger Orchestra Session
Mary Ann Kennedy presents new tracks from around the world, plus a session with 'Ethio-jazz' ensemble the Imperial Tiger Orchestra, inspired by the golden age of Ethiopian jazz.
Mary Ann Kennedy with new tracks from across the globe, plus a studio session with Switzerland's own Ethio-jazz ensemble the Imperial Tiger Orchestra.
Inspired by the golden age of Ethiopian jazz in the nineteen-seventies, in 2007 the Swiss trumpet player Raphael Anker got together a band to play, and play with, this extraordinary music. A trip to Addis Ababa to perform with and learn from the locals inspired them to record an album, taking Ethio-jazz as a starting point, but also bringing in influences from rock, jazz, funk and electronic music. This first album 'Mercato' has just been released.