13 Feb 2016

Kamasi Washington

From RNZ Music, 2:00 pm on 13 February 2016
Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington Photo: Courtesy of Brainfeeder

Los Angelean saxophonist, composer and bandleader Kamasi Washington has been hailed as a giant of his generation of jazz musicians, with his 2015 release The Epic landing on many of last year's critical best-of lists.

When he plays the Auckland City Limits festival next month, he’ll perform as part of a bill that includes Kendrick Lamar, whose To Pimp a Butterfly LP was enhanced by Washington’s horn playing and string arrangements.

Before he touches down in the country, he tells Sam Wicks what to expect.

Music details

Artist: Kamasi Washington
Song: Miss Understanding, The Message, The Magnificent 7
Composer: K.Washington
Album: The Epic
Label: Brainfeeder

Artist: Snoop Doggy Dogg
Song: Who Am I? (What's My Name?)
Composer: C.Broadus, Jr., A.Young, G.Clinton, G.Shider, D.Spradley
Album: Doggystyle
Label: Death Row, Interscope

Artist: Rick James
Song: Bustin' Out (On Funk)
Composer: R.James
Album: Bustin' Out of L Seven
Label: Gordy


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