Monday, October 18, 2010


On February 1, 2009, Ethio-jazz legend Mulatu Astatke teamed up with veterans of the Los Angeles jazz scene to put on a rare concert, titled Timeless, at the Luckmann Theatre in Los Angeles. For those that couldn't make it to the sold out show, Mochilla Records has released a live record and DVD to commemorate the very special event. During the performance Astatke performed many of his classic tracks including Yekermo Sew, I Faram Gami, Yegelle Tezeta, and Kasaléfkut Hulu. Each track is backed by some incredible instrumentation from a solid cast of musicians and maintains a high level of energy throughout the entire performance, shedding new light on some of Astatke's most notable compositions. I find that live recordings can often fall short of capturing the same kind of energy that existed during the actual performance, Timeless however feeds off of the performance's energy and gives the listener a true taste of what turned out to be a legendary performance. Enjoy!

Mulatu Astatke - Kasaléfkut Hulu (Live Performance From Timeless)

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