Kamasi Washington – Golden Age of the Get Down

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Jazzwise-July-2016-cover350Kamasi Washington’s audaciously ambitious triple-album The Epic was arguably the jazz event of last year, a launching pad for a continually ascending career trajectory that’s seen him win awards aplenty, wow audiences around the globe and even land a landmark gig at the BBC Proms this August. Ahead of his UK appearances at Glastonbury and Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Kevin Le Gendre spoke to the saxophonist and bandleader about family, fraternity and musical formulas on the way to unveiling the backstory behind the sensation

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