Ethiopiques Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz And Musique Instrumentale 1969-1974 (Buda)
A convenient single-disc compendium of Mulatu's classic Ethiopian recordings drawn from his Yekatit: Ethio Jazz album and his contributions to the Ethiopian Modern Instrumental Hits LP.
Ethiopian Quintet - Afro-Latin Soul Vol. 1 and 2 (Worthy)
These grey-area vinyl-only pressings are important documents of Mulatu's earliest cross-cultural experiments with a five-piece band of American and Latin jazz musicians, recorded in New York circa 1966.
Mulatu Of Ethiopia (Worthy)
This 1972 release, also recorded in New York, is the best-ever showcase of Mulatu's vibes technique, with the added bonus of his signature tune Mulatu, unavailable elsewhere.
Mulatu Astatke EP (Soundway)
A sweet 10-inch vinyl compilation of four rare Mulatu tracks (two vocal, two instrumental) taken from nearly impossible-to-find Ethiopian singles, featuring the raunchy funk workout Emnete.