Etienne Mbappe is a Paris based bass player, originally from Cameroon. He began his musical career in Paris in the 80s, playing with the leading names on the African music scene. He was part of Ultramarine, a groundbreaking world music fusion band, and was eventually recruited by the jazz legend Joe Zawinul to join his band, and later by another music icon, John McLaughlin, with whom he still tours and records. This year he joined Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Keith Carlock, and Michael Landau in a new super group — The Ringers.comments powered by Disqus
Over 150 pages focused solely on Blue Note Records, spanning the label's storied past up through the present day and with a peek into the future. We've interviewed some of Blue Note's rising new stars and we've compiled material from All About Jazz's rich archive. We've even included classic Francis Wolff photos and Reid Miles' iconic album cover designs.
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