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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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Mulatu Astatqé - Yekatit

    Performer: Mulatu Astatke & His Steps Ahead Band Composer: Mulatu Astatke BBC Recording, recorded at The Platform Theatre, Easterhouse on 30th June 2011, as part of the Glasgow Jazz Festival

  • Zoe Rahman

    Butlers of Glen Avenue

    Performers: Zoe Rahman (Harmonium), Idris Rahman (Bass Clarinet), Gene Calderazzo (Drums), Oli Hayhurst (Double Bass) Composer: Traditional Arranger: Lunasa, Michael McGoldrick, Zoe Rahman

    • Kindred Spirits.
    • Manushi Records MANUCD 005.
  • Paul Booth

    Menage a Troi

    Performers: Paul Booth (Tenor Sax), Matt Brewer (Bass), Clarence Penn (Drums) Composer: Paul Booth

    • Trilateral.
    • Pathway Records PBCD 0103.
  • Zoe Rahman

    Conversations With Nellie

    Performers: Zoe Rahman (Piano), Courtney Pine (Alto Flute), Gene Calderazzo (Drums), Oli Hayhurst (Double Bass) Composer: Zoe Rahman

    • Kindred Spirits.
    • Manushi Records MANUCD 005.
  • Zoe Rahman

    Butlers of Glen Avenue

    Performers: Zoe Rahman (Harmonium), Idris Rahman (Bass Clarinet), Gene Calderazzo (Drums), Oli Hayhurst (Double Bass) Composer: Trad. Arranger: Lunasa, Michael McGoldrick, Zoe Rahman

    • Kindred Spirits.
    • Manushi Records MANUCD 005.
  • Zoe Rahman

    Forbiddance/My Heart Dances, Like a Peacock, It Dances

    Performers: Zoe Rahman (Piano), Idris Rahman (Clarinet), Gene Calderazzo (Drums), Oli Hayhurst (Double Bass) Composer: Mana Na Manili/Hridoy Amar Nache Re Arranger: Zoe Rahman

    • Kindred Spirits.
    • Manushi Records MANUCD 005.
  • Get the Blessing

    American Meccano

    Performers: Jim Barr (Bass), Live Deamer (Drums), Pete Judge (Trumpet), Saxophones (Jake McMurchie), Adrian Utley (Guitar), Robert Wyatt (Vocal) Composer: Get The Blessing

    • Ocdc.
    • Naim Jazz NAIMCD 170.
  • Abram Wilson

    From Dusk 'til Dawn

    Performers: Abram Wilson (Trumpet), Peter Edwards (Piano), karl Rasheed-Abel (Bass), Graham Godfrey (Drums) Composer: Abram Wilson

    • Life Paintings.
    • Dune Records DUNECD 017.
  • Martin Kershaw

    Two

    Performers: Martin Kershaw (Alto Sax), Paul Harrison (Piano), Euan Burton (Bass), Doug Hough (Drums) Composer: Martin Kershaw

    • The Howness.
    • EFJ Records EJF 112.
  • Mulatu Astatqé - Dewell

    Performer: Mulatu Astatke & His Steps Ahead Band Composer: Mulatu Astatke BBC Recording, recorded at The Platform Theatre, Easterhouse on 30th June 2011, as part of the Glasgow Jazz Festival

  • Mulatu Astatqé - Yakermesaw

    Performer: Mulatu Astatke & His Steps Ahead Band Composer: Mulatu Astatke BBC Recording, recorded at The Platform Theatre, Easterhouse on 30th June 2011, as part of the Glasgow Jazz Festival

  • Mulatu Astatqé - Mulatu

    Performer: Mulatu Astatke & His Steps Ahead Band Composer: Mulatu Astatke BBC Recording, recorded at The Platform Theatre, Easterhouse on 30th June 2011, as part of the Glasgow Jazz Festival

  • Emilia Martensson (Vocal), Barry Green (Piano)

    And So It Goes On

    Composer: Billy Joel

    • And So It Goes On.
    • Babel Label NA NA.

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