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Mulatu Astatke
Ethio Jazz


  • Vinyl LP (HS091VL)
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Mulatu Astatke
Ethiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits

The Heavenly Sweetness label get in there at the right time with their reissue of 1972’s Ethiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits. Released just as the Ethio-jazz revival hits fever-pitch, this LP features a bunch of cuts by the big man Mulatu Astatke as well as two entries apiece from Tèsfa-Maryam Kidané and Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt. The styles range from classic Ethio-jazz slinks (Astake’s ‘Metche Dershe’) to hard-bopping twelve-bar blues (Kidane’s ‘Yetesfa Tezeta’).
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Various
Ethiopian Modern Instrumental Hits

Before Bob Geldof and Midge Ure decided that the best way to help Ethiopians facing starvation in 1985 was by inflicting a badly-written, factually incorrect and borderline racist song on the world, Ethiopians were doing some fantastic musical pieces, untouched by European influences. Ethiopian Modern Instrumental Hits is out on vinyl.
  • Vinyl LP (HS092VL)

Various
Ethiopian Hit Parade Volume 1

Featuring the hit singles of the Ethiopian music scene of 1972, audacious, funky outlaw and musical entrepreneur Amha Esthèté celebrates the pioneers of modern Ethiopian groove such as Girma Bèyènè, Seyfu Yohannes, Tèshomè Meteku, Menelik Wèsnatchèw, Mulatu Astatq and Muluken Melesse with this reissue of the first in a series of of now legendary albums, originally released between 1972 and 1973.
  • Vinyl LP (HS144VL)
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  • Heavenly Sweetness
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  • Heavenly Sweetness

Various
Digital Zandoli 2

Heavenly Sweetness have dug into the history of Zouk music from the French West Indies in order to save you the trouble, serving up twelve fabulous new examples of Digital Zandoli. The style is funky and sleek, with playful sunny synth pads and disco-groovy rhythms. Explore it for yourself! CD and double LP editions on Heavenly Sweetness.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HS169VL)
  • CD (HS169CD)
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  • Heavenly Sweetness

Various
Heavenly Ethiopiques – The Best of the Ethiopiques Series

Culled from 28 CD releases to date, this is a compilation of highlights from the well-regarded Ethiopiques series. An incredible range of artists known and unknown populate this release, including Getachew Mekuria and Seyoum Gebreyes. The perfect introduction to the series. Lushly packaged double LP on the delightfully named Heavenly Sweetness label.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HS107VL)
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  • Heavenly Sweetness

Girma Beyene & Akale Wub
Ethiopiques 30: Mistakes On Purpose

Another excellent LP in the Ethiopiques series, this time showing off the fabulously alive sound of legendary Ethiopian musician Girma Béyéné, supported by the French group Akale Wub. This set was recorded after decades away from the limelight, but it still sizzles with energy and musical fire. Ethiopiques 30: Mistakes On Purpose is a double LP release on Heavenly Sweetness.
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Anthony Joseph
Caribbean Roots

British and Trinidadian singer, novelist and spoken-word artist Anthony Joseph is finally coming out and saying it: he’s got Caribbean Roots. As you might guess based on the title, this record is all about Caribbean rhythms and melodies - but never without freely formed lyrics and some crazy and equally free jazz.
  • Vinyl LP (HS131LP)
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  • CD (HS131CD)

Florian Pellissier Quintet
Cap De Bonne Esperance

Florian Pellissier here incorporates a number of African jazz forms into his own sound, leading his Quartet through 9 pieces of rhythmically-busy freedom jazz. Lively sounds for international travellers in brass and piano. Cap De Bonne Esperance is released by the Heavenly Sweetness label as a double vinyl LP.

Anthony Joseph
Neckbone EP

Anthony Joseph has a new album on the way (it's his fifth), and a little preview glimpse of it can be had with this little 7” EP. Neckbone is a pair of tracks, one featuring Sly Johnson. Mr Joseph’s Caribbean poetry meets with a perfect percussive jazz backing. Released by Heavenly Sweetness.
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  • Heavenly Sweetness

The John Betsch Society
Earth Blossom

Here’s an unusual one. The one and only release from The John Betsch Society, Earth Blossom is a spiritual jazz album from 1970 which chimes along with a Brazilian sense for percussion and an African flair, but it was actually recorded in Nashville, the home of American folk. A psychedelic, free jazz piece with some wonderful instrumentation. 180g Vinyl LP.

Don Cherry & Latif Khan
Music / Sangam

‘Music/Sangam’ documents the first collaboration between American jazz player Don Cherry and Indian percussionist Latif Khan and the result is an exceptionally rich fusion of jazz and Indian music. Originally recorded in 1978 and only released in France in 1981, this little known Don Cherry treasure is considered by fans dedicated enough to know it to be one of his best works.
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  • Heavenly Sweetness

Kassa Tessema
Ethiopiques 29 (Mastawesha)

‘Ethiopiques 29 (Mastawesha)’ is the first in a series of Ethiopian music released via Hevenly Sweetness. Starting with volume 29, this particular series is dedicated to celebrated Ethiopian folk musician and vocalist Kassa Tessema, highlighting his deep and traditional melancholy vocals and a deft ability to work a six string. 

Anne Wirz
Guerriere


  • Vinyl 12"
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