“Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series” is the name of a concert series that was created in homage to the composer/arrangers who have influenced hip-hop in the most literal and profound ways. Timeless was conceived by production house Mochilla in Los Angeles during February and March 2009 and included the performances of over 150 musicians in front of ecstatic sold out crowds. These three historic events were recorded and filmed in exacting detail with Mochilla’s unmistakable style.
On February 1st, Ethiopian musician and inventor of Ethio-jazz, Mulatu Astatke, a giant in African music blessed the sold-out Luckman Fine Arts Complex with an amazing show. He shared the stage with veterans of the Los Angeles jazz scene Bennie Maupin, Azar Lawrence and Phil Ranelin. The performance is beautiful – showcasing many classics as well as some new material too.
He’s currently touring Europe with the Heliocentrics and is still talking about the Timeless concert in Los Angeles.
01. Yekermo Sew
02. The Radcliffe
03. I Faram Gami
05. Kasalefkut Hulu
08. Yegelle Tezeta
09. Ebo Lala
The album Mulatu Astatke “Mochilla Presents Timeless” (Mochilla) has been released October 22, 2010.