Do you like ambition? Do you like the live instrumentation Flying Lotus incorporates? Do you like Thundercat’s fleet-footed bass style? Do you like saxophone that’s so propulsive it might as well have a jet engine attached to it? Do you like the idea that the shimmering chorus parts that schmaltzified last century’s mass-market jazz could be redeemed and repurposed for the forces of good? Do you like feeling overwhelmed? Like you’re where you are but somewhere else at the same time? Like you’re just a tiny speck in a vast, complicated universe that you’ll never fully know but are grateful to be a part of? Would you have accepted a transfer to Sterling Cooper West, if given the opportunity?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, Kamasi Washington would like a moment of your time. Well… three hours of it, actually. (Hint: You should say yes.)
Kamasi Washington — “Miss Understanding” [Spotify/iTunes]
Kamasi Washington — “Re Run Home” [Spotify/iTunes]
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Thanks for the tip – I’ve been waiting for this to come out!
Looking forward to hearing what you think — I’m fairly smitten!