Getatchew Mekurya – Ethiopian Urban Modern Dance Music Vol. 5 [HS098VL]

MEKURIA, Getatchew - Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 5

Getatchew Mekurya is probably the most revered veteran of Ethiopian saxophone. A real giant, both physically and musically. Not only is he at the very top level of Ethiopian saxophonists, but he is the ‘inventor’ of an extremely distinctive musical ‘style.’

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Getatchew Mekurya – Ethiopian Urban Modern Dance Music Vol. 5 [HS098VL]

Alemeyehu Eshete – Ethiopian Urban Modern Dance Music Vol. 2 [HS095VL]

ESHETE, Alemeyehu - Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 2

Alèmayèhu Eshèté is no less than one of the great voices of the heyday of modern Ethiopian music, the swinging sixties which, in this country, went on until the fall of the Emperor Haile Sellassie 1 in 1974. On a par with Tlahoun Gèssèssè, Bzunèsh Bèqèlè or Mahmoud Ahmed, Alèmayèhu is a star at the top level of the constellation that once lit up the wild nights in the capital.

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Alemeyehu Eshete – Ethiopian Urban Modern Dance Music Vol. 2 [HS095VL]

VA – Ethiopiques Box [HS164VL]

VARIOUS - Ethiopiques Box (Record Store Day 2017)

If you’ve been digging the brilliant Ethiopiques series of compilations, which shine a light on the lesser-known Ethiopian music scene of the 1960s and ’70s, you’ll love this lavishly produced box set. Put together by series founder Francis Falceto, the box boasts fresh pressings of six impossible-to-find 7″ singles and a booklet containing extensive liner notes. The musical treats come thick and fast, quickly jumping between evocative Ethiopian jazz, unique fusions of rhythm and blues and traditional East African styles, Hammond-heavy groovers and exotic dancefloor workouts that defy easy categorization. Includes tracks from great Ethiopian artists like : Mulatu Astatke, Girma Beyene, Mahmoud Hamed, Getatchew Mekuria, Tilahun Gessesse.

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VA – Ethiopiques Box [HS164VL]

VA – Koute Jazz: A Collection Of Rare Jazz From The French West Indies [HS134VL]

DIGGER'S DIGEST/VARIOUS - Koute Jazz: A Collection Of Rare Jazz From The French West Indies

First compilation exploring abundant french West Indies jazz scene of the 70s and 80s. 12 little known songs, only known by collectors of vinyl, which mix the jazz and the West Indies rhythms for the best of the Creole Jazz.

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VA – Koute Jazz: A Collection Of Rare Jazz From The French West Indies [HS134VL]

Florian Pellissier Quintet – Biches Bleues [HS114]

FLORIAN PELLISSIER QUINTET - Biches Bleues

Timeless, Florian Pellissier Quintet journey through jazz from Paris to New York. A rule of the game is to find the flavor of New Yorkers groups from the 60’s to mix with European musicians of the time. Organic, inspired, it would take ten years of concerts and two albums to reach the goal: ”iches Bleue” promises to be a gateway album, a hidden passageway between eras, a scientific miracle. A sax, trumpet, piano, bass and drums, no artifice, a simple sound.

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Florian Pellissier Quintet – Biches Bleues [HS114]