After years playing with the groundbreaking gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello, Tommy T produced his first solo effort, The Prester John Sessions, in 2009, in collaboration with Easy Star. An aural travelogue that ranges freely through the music and culture of Ethiopia, the album is a collection of 11 songs exploring Ethiopian folk music, jazz, funk, and dub. It includes a remix of the track “Oromo Dub (Cushitic Dub),” featuring fellow Gogol Bordello band mates Eugene Hutz and Pedro Erazo and mixed by Michael Goldwasser of the Easy Star All-Stars.
Release Date: November 10th, 2009
“The Prester John Sessions is an effusive statement of Ethiopian diversity to a previously ignorant world and a welcome addition to any music lover’s collection.” – The Aquarian