Who's Listening to Kamasi Washington?

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 09 December 2015 - Last edited 11 December 2015

I've been a bit of a Jazz "Lite" fan over the years dipped my toe in via the Jazz/Fusion boys...John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny and some of the greats, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing etc. I'm a blues and rock man at heart and find a lot of jazz to be a lot of self absorbed "noodleing"...something that takes an effort to get into.

In the last few months I've been hearing the name and catching snippets of Kamasi Washington. From what I've read there is a large weight of opinion that he's the next "great" in the making. There is certainly no shortage of ambition in his music...this is Jazz on an "epic" scale...fittingly this years triple album is entitled "The Epic"

Any one like to chip in?

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Goatboy posted this 09 December 2015

Not my cup of tea but have forwarded this link to my nephew who's a saxophonist:

SO5 4BW posted this 09 December 2015

Certainly reckoned to be the next big thing. Top of my Amazon wish list which I hope Santa is reading...

lifeintheslowlane posted this 10 December 2015

Originally posted by SO5 4BW

Certainly reckoned to be the next big thing. Top of my Amazon wish list which I hope Santa is reading...

 I'm still trying to get the emotional connection that others seem to get. All I'm getting at the moment is admiration...which isn't the same.

Goatboy posted this 10 December 2015

Here's my nephew entertaining the local groovy dancer:

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