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2017 In Review

25 Great EPs From 2017

Over the last couple years, we've seen the rise of the "mini-album," an inexplicable term that is, I guess, supposed to signify some kind of…
James Rettig | December 6, 2017 - 12:31 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – September 2017

I don't really listen to podcasts. I've never been converted to the format for several reasons. The first of those is that I don't have…
Phil Freeman | September 22, 2017 - 10:08 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It's Easter weekend, it's Coachella weekend, and of course, K.Dot just dropped the MOAB: DAMN. So yeah, you've got plenty to keep you busy. But…
Stereogum | April 14, 2017 - 4:51 pm

More Kamasi Washington stories

St. Vincent – “Pills”

St. Vincent's new album MASSEDUCTION comes out on Friday. She's already shared studio versions of "New York" and "Los Ageless" and performed the entirety of
Peter Helman | October 10, 2017 - 11:49 am

Stream Kamasi Washington Harmony Of Difference EP

Back in 2015, Kamasi Washington released The Epic and quickly became modern jazz's biggest crossover star. He's following that up with a new EP, Harmony
James Rettig | September 29, 2017 - 9:54 am

Everything Is Recorded – “Mountains Of Gold” (Feat. Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki, & Kamasi Washington) Video

When you own a big-deal record label like XL Recordings, you can get all sorts of people to guest on your songs. Close But Not
Peter Helman | September 7, 2017 - 8:06 pm

Ibeyi – “Deathless” (Feat. Kamasi Washington) Video

Two years ago, the French-Cuban twin-sister duo Ibeyi released their self-titled debut album, one of those albums that takes its time revealing itself but which…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2017 - 10:55 am

Kamasi Washington Announces Harmony Of Difference EP

Kamasi Washington will release a new EP in September. It's called Harmony Of Difference, and it follows 2015's monumental full-length The Epic. The new EP…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 31, 2017 - 11:01 am

Watch Kamasi Washington & El DeBarge Cover George Michael At The BET Awards

Year in and year out, the BET Awards remain one of our most entertaining, sincere awards shows, and even when it comes time for the…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2017 - 9:08 am

The Pollyseeds – “Intentions” (Feat. Chachi)

Terrace Martin is one of the guys working to blur the lines between rap music and jazz, collaborating with everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Robert…
Peter Helman | May 25, 2017 - 11:28 am

Kendrick’s DAMN. Credits James Blake, Thundercat, & Greg Kurstin … But Who Is Bekon?

The wait is over. Kendrick Lamar's ridiculously exciting new album DAMN. is out there in the world. And while we already knew about Rihanna and…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2017 - 10:13 am

Kamasi Washington – “Truth” Video

It's been about two years ago since the Los Angeles saxophonist Kamasi Washington stunned the world with his monumental jazz triple-album The Epic. Washington did…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2017 - 10:31 am

New Kamasi Washington Work “Harmony Of Difference” Featured At Whitney Biennial

We haven't heard new music from Kamasi Washington since his 2015 triple-LP opus The Epic, but that changes this Friday when the high-profile jazz maestro…
Pranav Trewn | March 13, 2017 - 2:40 pm

Hear Kamasi Washington Discuss His Opus The Epic On Marc Maron’s WTF

Composer and sax god Kamasi Washington turned in one behemoth opus with The Epic last year, and he's at the forefront of a revitalized jazz
Collin Robinson | September 22, 2016 - 3:37 pm

Sounding Board

Raportti From Flow Festival 2016: Anohni, Iggy, Oatly

By this point in the summer, those of us who've attended some combination of Lollapalooza and Outside Lands and Bonnaroo and Governor's Ball and Coachella…
Scott Lapatine | August 18, 2016 - 5:40 pm
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