Getatchew Mekuria is the most revered veteran of the Ethiopian saxophone. He is a real giant, both physically and musically. In his seventies, he is still in full voice, with his own, powerfully distinctive style of playing. The Ex invited him to play with the ICP at the 25th years Anniversary Party and the Convoy Tour. Getatchew saw The Ex and also wanted to play with them. He was so inspired that he suggested to The Ex he should record his next CD with them. He gave them 10 solo saxophone versions of Ethiopian tunes. The beginning of a very successful cooperation.
The CD includes a 36-page booklet.
Digital album available from Bandcamp.
MOA ANBESSA (CD) by Getatchew Mekuria + The Ex
- Label: Terp Records
- Catalogue #: AS-11CD
- Availability: In Stock