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  • Tom Thumb wrote on April 17, 2011 report

    Not sure this credits the right soloists. Tenor solo on Satta Massagana is Ben Somers and I'd check the trumpet solos too and the flugelhorn.

  • Chris May wrote on April 17, 2011 report

    Tom, It's unclear from the credit notes exactly who solos where, so my accreditation of the Satta solo (and indeed others) could be wrong. All the musicians contribute wonderfully to the music, however.

  • Sandra wrote on April 26, 2011 report

    A great review Chris. I downloaded this album and feel that the songs the Ethiopians wrote that are more Ethiopian are easily the strongest. The reggae ones are kind of oh another cover version and a little 'cheese' is that what you say in the UK? They don't quite sound correct. It does make me question though why it is not actually an Ethiopian band writing their own music and album. Do we need all these westerners on it? I guess this is where the 'dub' comes from.

    The horn sections are interesting but again I would like to hear all Ethiopian horns.

    You are right about the keyboardist sounding very Astake like. An interesting album, but I would prefer to listen to a new Astake and Ethiopique classic musicians album or concert. But nevertheless.. One for the collection.

    Sandra

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