Blog May 13, 2021
Anbessa Orchestra Returns with “Gobez (Brave)”
Artwork by Julia Zipporah
Artwork by Julia Zipporah

Call it "Ethio-jazz without borders" when the downbeat drops from Brooklyn’s Anbessa Orchestra. It’s their first release since last year’s slinky “Werik’i (Gold).”

Check it out:

Despite being recorded remotely under pandemic protocol last summer, “Gobez” still has the organic-feeling interplay among players, lines that intertwine, escalate and modulate.

In an email, band guitarist and arranger Nadav Peled said the group is planning on recording a new EP in August, and "Gobez" may or may not make the cut, but as a cut it's making my day.

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