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Flow 2018 Offers A Diverse, Gratifying Answer At The End Of Festival Season

There are a lot of festivals that happen later in the year, but often it feels like a last gasp for the summer season by…
Ryan Leas | August 13, 2018 - 12:56 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – June 2018

I had been planning to attend the Vision Festival, which had an absolutely amazing lineup this year, in Brooklyn last month, but had to abandon…
Phil Freeman | June 22, 2018 - 2:28 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, as you're reading this, I am en route to Los Angeles, to work on a very strange and exciting freelance assignment that I'm…
Tom Breihan | June 22, 2018 - 11:18 am

More Kamasi Washington stories

Brandon Coleman – “Giant Feelings” (Feat. Patrice Quinn & Techdizzle) Video

Brandon Coleman, aka "Professor Boogie," plays in Kamasi Washington's band, and beyond that, he's worked with everyone from Flying Lotus to Childish Gambino to Shuggie…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2018 - 11:35 am

Stream Kamasi Washington’s Heaven & Earth Bonus Disc The Choice

Many of us first met Kamasi Washington through The Epic, a massive, three-hour triple album of truly epic jazz that looked to the genre's past…
Peter Helman | June 29, 2018 - 11:26 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, as you're reading this, I am en route to Los Angeles, to work on a very strange and exciting freelance assignment that I'm…
Tom Breihan | June 22, 2018 - 11:18 am

Stream Kamasi Washington’s New Album Heaven And Earth

"I appreciate being considered an important part of a [jazz] lineage that I really believe in, and beyond that I don’t get too caught up…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 22, 2018 - 12:03 am

Kamasi Washington – “Street Fighter Mas” Video

On Friday, the young jazz great Kamasi Washington will release his massive, sweeping double album Heaven And Earth. It is tremendous, and you should absolutely…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2018 - 10:17 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Kamasi Washington Heaven And Earth

For decades, a small subset of jazz musicians has mistakenly believed that chasing R&B and pop trends represents a path to commercial success. In reality,…
Phil Freeman | June 19, 2018 - 1:31 pm

Florence + The Machine – “Big God”

Florence + The Machine have a new album, High As Hope, coming out out at the end of the month. We've already heard two songs…
Peter Helman | June 19, 2018 - 12:40 pm

Interview

Kamasi Washington Uses Exquisite Tension To Tackle Internal Struggle On Heaven And Earth

Heaven. Earth. One we know. The other we don’t. One we experience. The other is only believed in. But to many, one is just as…
Collin Robinson | June 14, 2018 - 12:29 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We haven't yet gotten a single music video from Kanye West's series of Wyoming albums, and maybe we never will. But Pusha-T's performance of "If…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2018 - 12:53 pm

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late '60s? National leaders were gunned down right and…
Stereogum | June 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Everything Is Recorded – “She Said” (Feat. Obongjayar & Kamasi Washington) Video

Earlier this year, the XL Recordings co-founder Richard Russell released the debut album from his solo project Everything Is Recorded. The album was absolutely stuffed…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2018 - 9:35 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Yeezy season is upon us. Act accordingly, or don’t. It’s really a choice now.
Stereogum | June 1, 2018 - 5:26 pm

Kamasi Washington – “Street Fighter Mas”

Next month, the young jazz hero Kamasi Washington will release the massive two-and-a-half-hour double album Heaven And Earth -- a massive undertaking for just about…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2018 - 9:58 am
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