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Either/Orchestra: Ethiopiques 20: Live in Addis

Read "Ethiopiques 20: Live in Addis" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

In January 2004, the Either/Orchestra went to Ethiopia to play at the Ethiopian Music Festival. The band has always been flexible in its vision, and so it comes as no surprise that the group decided to play Ethiopian music (the musicians were already familiar with it, having recorded “The Ethiopian Suite on More Beautiful Than Death). ...

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Either/Orchestra: Ethiopiques 20: Live in Addis

Read "Ethiopiques 20: Live in Addis" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Live in Addis, the latest release by the Either/Orchestra, provides a superb example of the way Russ Gershon, E/O's founder and main composer/arranger, keeps the band fresh and exciting by always moving into new territory and never standing still.

The path that led to this historic concert has already been described in these ...

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Either/Orchestra: Ethiopiques 20: Live In Addis

Read "Ethiopiques 20: Live In Addis" reviewed by Brian P. Lonergan

A horn lover's paradise exists and it is Addis Ababa. At least, the Ethiopian capital was for one night in January 2004, when the American Either/Orchestra, a proponent of “Ethio-jazz, played a rousing concert at the city's third annual music festival.

The fortunate result of that night, the two-CD Live in Addis, is ...

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Either/Orchestra: Ethiopiques 20: Live in Addis

Read "Ethiopiques 20: Live in Addis" reviewed by Paul Olson

Here's to the wonders of recorded music and cultural exchange. Either/Orchestra leader Russ Gershon's encounter with the Blue Silver label's Ethiopian Groove album, a compilation of the seminal, brass-packed Ethiopian jazz/pop of the 1970s, led him to arrange some of its pieces as “The Ethiopian Suite. They were recorded by the E/O for the 1999 album ...