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Ugly Beauty

The Month In Jazz – July 2020

Motown Records famously had a finishing school, run by Maxine Powell, where their artists were taught how to smile, how to dress, how to move…
Phil Freeman | July 21, 2020 - 2:02 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Sometimes you need to be reminded just how powerful a song can be -- when it clarifies, or responds to, or rips open a moment…
Stereogum | June 5, 2020 - 5:02 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist Make A Soothing Soundtrack For The End Times

It's beautiful out. That's one of the fucked up things. From all available evidence, we've been blessed with a nationwide wave of sunny spring-into-summer weather.
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2020 - 12:47 pm

More Kamasi Washington stories

Trent Reznor, Kamasi Washington, RZA Nominated For Emmys

The 2020 Emmy nominations were announced today, and this year, there are a bunch of people from our world getting recognized in the TV world.
Peter Helman | July 28, 2020 - 2:22 pm

Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, & 9th Wonder Form New Supergroup Dinner Party: Hear “Freeze Tag”

The word "supergroup" has gotten thrown around loosely over the years, and sometimes the collected resumes don't always add up to that distinction. But that…
Ryan Leas | June 25, 2020 - 12:14 am

Status Ain't Hood

Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist Make A Soothing Soundtrack For The End Times

It's beautiful out. That's one of the fucked up things. From all available evidence, we've been blessed with a nationwide wave of sunny spring-into-summer weather.
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2020 - 12:47 pm

Terrace Martin – “PIG FEET” (Feat. Denzel Curry, Daylyt, Kamasi Washington, & G Perico)

Terrace Martin has teamed up with Denzel Curry, Daylyt, Kamasi Washington, and G Perico for a new track called "PIG FEET" that was recorded in…
James Rettig | June 1, 2020 - 2:15 pm

Stream Kamasi Washington’s Score To Netflix’s Michelle Obama Doc Becoming

Contemporary jazz great Kamasi Washington wrote and recorded the score for Becoming, Netflix's new documentary about Michelle Obama based on her bestselling book of the…
Peter Helman | May 15, 2020 - 1:34 pm

Kamasi Washington Scored The Netflix Michelle Obama Doc Becoming

A couple days ago, Netflix revealed that they would be releasing a documentary about Michelle Obama, Becoming, based on her bestselling book of the same…
James Rettig | May 6, 2020 - 1:44 pm

We've Got A File On You

We’ve Got A File On You: Thundercat

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest
Ryan Leas | April 1, 2020 - 2:45 pm

Kendrick Lamar & Dave Free Launch “At Service Company” pgLang

What the hell is pgLang? According to promo materials released today, it's "a new multi-lingual, at service company" founded by Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free,…
Chris DeVille | March 5, 2020 - 2:15 pm

Ugly Beauty

The 20 Best Jazz Albums Of The 2010s

Where jazz is concerned, the 2010s could be divided almost precisely in half: BK (Before Kamasi) and AK (After Kamasi). The burly LA saxophonist's triple…
Phil Freeman | January 9, 2020 - 8:53 am

Lists

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it's only in hindsight that we define them, that…
Stereogum | November 4, 2019 - 8:32 am

Kamasi Washington Ends Vienna Show After One Song Because Security Assaulted His Father

Kamasi Washington ended his show in Vienna, Austria last night after only one song because he says a security guard at the venue assaulted his…
Peter Helman | July 9, 2019 - 5:17 pm

Lists

The 10 Best Jazz Albums Of 2018

The last few years have been a wild time to be a jazz fan. On the one hand, legendary players and crucial figures in the…
Phil Freeman | December 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Lists

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018

The legends, for the most part, stayed quiet in 2018. Your Radioheads, your Beyoncés, and your Kendrick Lamars were not entirely silent; Thom Yorke, Johnny…
Stereogum | December 4, 2018 - 10:00 am
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