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Samuel Yirga is a bright young musical talent exploring Ethiopia’s rich heritage. Pianist, composer and Dub Colossus band member, his album ventures into the world of jazz, soul and funk, into big-band brass ensembles and simmers with deeply-impassioned, introspective solo piano tracks.
“Incredible … this album has absolutely blown my socks off!”
Gilles Peterson BBC 6 Music – Album of the Week
“Impressive debut from Ethio-jazz pianist … Twenty-something Yirga is a man on a mission - to become Ethiopia’s greatest pianist. He’s surely halfway there.”
“… (a) staggeringly brilliant album.”
Sydney Morning Herald *****
"On Yirga’s solo piano pieces we get to hear a full flowering of his spirit and thus his huge potential as both musician and composer … A supremely gifted and versatile young pianist."
The Arts Desk