Mulatu Astatke at the 2011 Glasgow Jazz Festival
Julian Joseph presents a concert given at the 2011 Glasgow Jazz Festival by performer and composer Mulatu Astatke, Plus pianist Zoe Rahman discussing her new album Kindred Spirits.
Julian Joseph presents concert music from Mulatu Astatke recorded at the Glasgow Jazz Festival plus an interview with pianist Zoe Rahman profiling her new recording 'Kindred Spirits'.
Mulatu Astatke is widely regarded as the 'father of Ethiopian jazz' and this set was recorded at the 2011 Glasgow International Jazz Festival with his Steps Ahead band. Featuring a stellar line-up of the cream of the UK jazz scene including Byron Wallen on trumpet, James Arben on saxophone/flute and bass clarinet, John Edwards on bass and Tom Skinner on drums. Pianist Zoe Rahman's latest album 'Kindred Spirits' explores the connections between Irish, Bengali music and weaves in the work of the great poet Rabindranath Tagore alongside a guest appearance from Courtney Pine on alto flute.