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    Default Kamasi Washington

    Kamasi needs his own thread. I've been seeing him (and the crazy talented guys that he plays with) fairly regularly in LA over the past year or so and there's really just not much else in going on in music right now that is quite as exhilarating to me -in Jazz or any other genre.

    His debut album Epic is out on Brainfeeder on May 5th. The single is 14 minutes long and without question the best piece of music I've heard this year.

    (Jeff Weiss did a nice job encapsulating his brilliance here: http://www.passionweiss.com/2015/03/...si-washington/)

    GV needs to bring Kamasi Washington and the West Coast Get Down to Coachella one of these days.


    Disclaimer: He and his band play at Piano Bar in Hollywood every Wednesday and Friday night. However, unfortunately Piano Bar seems to have pissed somebody off at the fire department because the last time I tried to go there was a line of about 50 people waiting to enter while the bar itself was, at most, 20% full. The door guy told me they've been getting hassled by the fire marshall and that they're being held to a strict maximum number of patrons. Sadly this means that, as far as I can tell, Kamasi and his band are playing to mostly empty rooms these days. I haven't been back in over a month because I was so disappointed last time, but hopefully it's either being resolved or will be soon.
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    Default Re: Kamasi Washington

    Looking forward to this lp for sure!

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    Default Re: Kamasi Washington

    Bump! LA kids, go see him at The Regent Theater tonight!

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    The album is just a mind-melter. I thought the players sounded very familiar, so I looked, and most of these guys were the Young Jazz Giants. I saw them at Arthurfest back in 2005, and they fucking destroyed the place. Closed with a cover of Ornette Coleman's Lonely Woman with a guest trombone covering Don Cherry's parts. It was wicked.
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    Good news: Kamasi Washington - THE EPIC Album Release Show that took place at The Regent in Los Angeles will be broadcast in it's entirety by NPR / NPR Music on May 27th


    http://www.npr.org/event/music/40206...pic-in-concert

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    Help me decide what to wear to the show I'm going to tonight, everyone. I'll post pics of my six different potential outfits in a second.
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    What is it about a band you love unconditionally that makes you adore them? Otherwise I'm going to just rip all over your shitty taste in bad bands.

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    Default Re: Kamasi Washington

    This totally fucking rips. Kept meaning to check him out since everyone has been raving about him. The hype is justified.

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    Amazing music on here. I still need to finish it all the way through but the 1st half is killer
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    Well now I need to figure out when I can come down to the Piano Bar.
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    5/13 Merzbow/Ron Morelli/Prurient @ Output
    5/15 Moritz Von Oswald/Vril/Kettenkarussell @ Output
    5/16 Roy Ayers @ Output
    5/16 Lightning Bolt/Oneida @ LPR
    5/16 Scuba @ Verboten


    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    Help me decide what to wear to the show I'm going to tonight, everyone. I'll post pics of my six different potential outfits in a second.
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    What is it about a band you love unconditionally that makes you adore them? Otherwise I'm going to just rip all over your shitty taste in bad bands.

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    Default Re: Kamasi Washington

    ^^^all improvised btw

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