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    - Vol.2 - We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind
    - Vol.3 - Rise Of The Troubadours Warriors
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Todd Simon is an American trumpeter/flugelhorn/French horn player and horns/strings arranger featured in too many cool records too count, from Antibalas to The Decoders, Breakestra, Quantic, Madlib, Kelis, RZA, Adrain Younge, Flying Lotus, TV On The Radio and many many more. He graced Paris DJs last year with an exclusive mix of the United States Of Dub which might soon be followed by a second volume… His Los Angeles-based Ethio-Cali Ensemble, featuring a cast of the finest musicians from Southern California, plays music inspired by the golden era of Ethio-Jazz, but also brings rhythmic and melodic textures of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, and Columbia, with some modern elements into the mix, through some original compositions. 'Fresh Kifto" featured here is their first official release ever, hot off the oven, and as deep as modern Ethio-Jazz can be!


About Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble :
Ethio Cali is a Los Angeles-based Ethiopian jazz ensemble led by trumpeter/arranger/composer Todd Simon and featuring a cast of the finest musicians from Southern California. The ensemble’s sublime sound is inspired by the Golden Age of Ethiopian music of the 1960’s and 70’s, filtered through a lens that is uniquely Los Angeles and roots-inspired. Acknowledging the diverse musical foundations of Ethio-jazz, the ensemble also draws inspiration from the rhythmic and melodic textures of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, and Columbia.

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from Rise of The Troubadour Warriors - Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International Vol​.​3, released July 3, 2013
Todd M. Simon - Trumpet
Dexter Story - Drums
Kamasi Washington - Tenor saxophone
Randal Fisher - Tenor saxophone
Mark de Clive-Lowe - Electric piano
Itai Shapira - Guitar
Patrick Bailey - Bass
Alan Mark Lightner - Steel drums
Stave Haney - Congas, percussion
Te'Amir Yohannes Sweeney - Percussion

Composed by Dexter Story
Published by Dexter Story Publishing
Recorded at Flying Carpet Studios, Los Angeles
Produced by Todd Simon
Engineered & Mixed by Kamal De Iruretagoyena Humphrey, CAS
Mastered by Grant Phabao
© 2013 Todd M. Simon

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