4 episodes

Bertolt Press is a music podcast focussing on jazz, soul, and R&B.

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Bertolt Press is a music podcast focussing on jazz, soul, and R&B.

    The Album That Documented Ethio-Jazz: Mulatu Of Ethiopia

    The Album That Documented Ethio-Jazz: Mulatu Of Ethiopia

    Mulatu Astatke is the inventor of Ethio-jazz. The album Mulatu Of Ethiopia, recorded and released in 1972, is a well-documented proof of that. As a multi-instrumentalist, focussing mainly on percussion and the vibraphone, he brings moody rhythmical patterns influenced by jazz, funk, Latin and African music.

    This episode is also available as a blog post on www.bertoltpress.com

    • 4 min
    Tony Allen’s Tribute to Art Blakey

    Tony Allen’s Tribute to Art Blakey

    Afrobeat legend and drummer Tony Allen was strongly influenced by the recordings of Art Blakey. For his first release on Blue Note Records, he pays a tribute to one of the greatest hard bop drummers in jazz history by blending hard bop with the afrobeat rhythmic subtlety.

    This episode is also available as a blog post on www.bertoltpress.com

    • 2 min
    Time OutTakes: A Peek Into The Studio With The Dave Brubeck Quartet

    Time OutTakes: A Peek Into The Studio With The Dave Brubeck Quartet

    Time Out, a studio album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, was the first jazz record to sell over one million copies. The recently released outtakes give us an idea of how the album came to life.

    This episode is also available as a blog post on www.bertoltpress.com

    • 2 min
    Youthful Enthusiasm: The Cooker by Lee Morgan

    Youthful Enthusiasm: The Cooker by Lee Morgan

    The Cooker is a demonstration of Morgan’s early bop-oriented influence and contains improvisation that communicates to the listener. He is playing with a kind of youthful enthusiasm and spontaneity.

    This episode is also available as a blog post on www.bertoltpress.com

    • 2 min

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