Featuring an impressively fresh horn-section up front, all players improvise in their own right, contributing with distinct personal voices to the whole.
Beneath the surface lies an intensely swinging bass/guitar/key section, to provide rhythmically intertwined, well knit, cascading figures, a fundament for the harmony and a lot of interstellar sounds to inspire the listener, and bring the music to life.
All this resting on a solid base of irresistible rhythm from the strong, adventurous and ever grooving percussion and drum section.
Add in a violin here, a flute there, some curiosity, a stage and an audience, and AddisAbabaBand is just about certain to lift you off your feet!
Since 2010 this musical collective has played well over 100 concerts. They have performed at danish festivals like GrimFest, Copenhagen Jazzfestival and Aarhus Jazzfestival and have recently toured in Ghana and Holland.
Their first record was released in 2015 and have just been re-issued in 2017. The orchestra is currently mixing a live album recorded at different festivals during the summer of 2017 and they are also in the process of recording a new studio album to be released in late spring 2018.