Mulatu Elaborates On The Tracks On Mulatu Steps Ahead

The title of Mulatu Astatke’s album Mulatu Steps Ahead isn’t just a nod to his jazz roots, it’s also an acknowledgment of the fact that his music has been slowly evolving since the late 60’s and early 70’s output for which he remains most known. A collaboration with musicians of varying ages and nationalities, his first solo album in over 20 years refines his singular musical vision and builds upon the foundation he has laid in his storied career. In this video, Astatke explains the intent and process involved in different tracks on the album. Mulatu Steps Ahead is out now!