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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.

2 hours

Last on

Fri 20 Jan 2012 23:00

Music Played

  • Martyn Bennett

    Liberation

    • Grit.
    • Realworld.
    • CDRW-114.
  • Ismail Altunsaray

    Nigde Baglari

    • Incidir.
    • Kalan.
    • 553.
  • Amália Rodrigues

    Maldicao

    • Legends of Fado.
    • ARC.
    • EUCD 2357.
  • Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane

    Aminata Ndiaye

    • Thiossane Ablaye Ndiaya.
    • Discograph.
    • 3247952.
  • Banda Bajera de San Pelayo

    Descarga en Cumbia

    • The Original Sound of Cumbia.
    • Soundway.
    • SNDWCD032P.
  • BBC Studio Session

    • Imperial Tiger Orchestra

      Yefekis wohaTimu

      Performers: Raphaël Anker (trumpet) John Menoud (baritone, alto sax) Alexandre Rodrigues (keyboards) Cyril Moulas (bass, phin, guitar, bass krar) Julien Israelian (drums) Luc Détraz (kebero, naal)

      • 11th January 2012.
      • Broadcasting House.
    • Imperial Tiger Orchestra

      Yeshiri Sheri

      Performers: Raphaël Anker (trumpet) John Menoud (baritone, alto sax) Alexandre Rodrigues (keyboards) Cyril Moulas (bass, phin, guitar, bass krar) Julien Israelian (drums) Luc Détraz (kebero, naal)

      • 11th January 2012.
      • Broadcasting House.
  • Natalie MacMaster

    F set

    • Cape Breton Girl.
    • MacMaster Music.
    • MMA-CD-559.
  • Breabach

    Gig Face

    • Bann.
    • Breabach Records.
    • BRE002CD.
  • Rachel Sermanni - Breathe Easy

  • Alfredo Marceneiro

    A casa de Mariquinhas

    • Legends of Fado.
    • ARC.
    • EUCD 2357.
  • Anaïs Mitchell

    Shepherd

    • Young Man in America.
    • www.anaismitchell.com.
    • na.
  • Emmylou Harris and John Prine

    Magnolia Wind

    • A Tribute To Guy Clark.
    • Music Road Records.
    • MRRCD012.
  • BBC Studio Session

    • Imperial Tiger Orchestra

      Djemergne

      Performers: Raphaël Anker (trumpet) John Menoud (baritone, alto sax) Alexandre Rodrigues (keyboards) Cyril Moulas (bass, phin, guitar, bass krar) Julien Israelian (drums) Luc Détraz (kebero, naal)

      • 11th January 2012.
      • Broadcasting House.
    • Imperial Tiger Orchestra

      Le Le Le

      Performers: Raphaël Anker (trumpet) John Menoud (baritone, alto sax) Alexandre Rodrigues (keyboards) Cyril Moulas (bass, phin, guitar, bass krar) Julien Israelian (drums) Luc Détraz (kebero, naal)

      • 11th January 2012.
      • Broadcasting House.
  • Leilía

    Como un sono que pasa

    • Con Sentimento.
    • Folmusica.
    • 100 FOL1056.
  • Kongero

    Ifran min fodslotimma

    • Bakvanda Varlden.
    • Dimma Records.
    • DIS010.
  • Karen Tweed

    Lorraine

    • Essentially Invisible To The Eyes.
    • May Monday Adventures.
    • MMA 6327002.
  • Jasbir Jassi

    Khusro

    • Bhangra.
    • ARC.
    • EUCD 2358.
  • Litha

    Mondlicht

    • Dancing Of The Lights.
    • Artes Records 2011.
    • ARMU. 111018. 001.
  • Martyn Bennett

    Sky Blue

    • The Best of Martyn Bennett.
    • Cuillin Music.
    • n/a.

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