For Black Flower saxophonist Nathan Daems surrounded himself with a number of likeminded souls (Jon Birdsong - cornet, Wouter Haest - keyboard, Simon Segers - drum, Filip Vandebril - bass & effects) with whom he explores the limits of the Ethio-jazz genre. It's still waiting on a full album, but as a taster you can buy this self-titled EP sold at Black Flower concerts. At times ('Mon Ange Diabolique') the music of Black Flower is more jazz than Ethiopian inspired (and 'I Threw A Lemon At That Girl' has more of a cool groovy afrobeat feel), but in most songs Mulatu Astatke is never far away (definitely check the beautiful 'Fly High, Oh My!'). The EP concludes with 'Almaz', a reworking of Mahmoud Ahmed's 'Almaz Men Eda New'. Bring on that album!