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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

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

More Kamasi Washington stories

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

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

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – April 2018

Cecil Taylor died on April 5, less than two weeks after his 89th birthday. It would be impossible to condense his artistry into this intro,…
Phil Freeman | April 20, 2018 - 11:32 am

Kamasi Washington – “Space Travelers Lullaby” & “Fists Of Fury”

Just yesterday, Kamasi Washington announced that he'd be releasing a new double album later this year called Heaven And Earth, the follow-up to last year's…
James Rettig | April 10, 2018 - 9:12 am

Kamasi Washington Announces New Double Album Heaven And Earth

Kamasi Washington has kept busy since releasing his 2015 triple album The Epic, contributing his sound to a ton of different projects and putting out…
James Rettig | April 9, 2018 - 5:34 pm

Everything Is Recorded Announces Debut Album Feat. Sampha, Damon Albarn, Kamasi Washington, Owen Pallett

Last year, XL Recordings co-founder Richard Russell gave us a taste of his collaborative project Everything Is Recorded with the impeccably produced Close But Not
Julia Gray | January 18, 2018 - 11:01 am

2017 In Review

The Best Jazz Albums Of 2017

Jazz had an amazing 2017. It was the music’s centennial—the Original Dixieland Jass Band’s "Dixie Jass Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" were recorded…
Phil Freeman | December 13, 2017 - 12:21 pm

2017 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2017

If you've been reading Stereogum for long enough, you may have noticed something about your Stereogum staffers: We don't agree on shit. We argue constantly,…
Stereogum | December 11, 2017 - 11:49 am

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
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