Kamasi Washington Essentials

Kamasi Washington Essentials

Los Angeles-born vanguard Kamasi Washington has helped shape the trajectory of 2010s and 2020s jazz music. Between his work with legendary session band West Coast Get Down and his releases as a bandleader, the saxophone player has reinvigorated a new generation of jazz fanatics, attracting massive interest in the music across the world. He can be heard on albums like Flying Lotus’ ‎You're Dead and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, offering melodic accompaniment and staggering solos alike. His songwriting on albums like 2015’s The Epic blended big-band ballads with fiery avant-garde compositions, proving his ability to fit into the band or lead it with equal vigor.

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