Kamasi Washington

Op-Eds

Everything Is Recorded Capture the Pure Essence of Collaboration

XL label boss Richard Russell’s project – featuring Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki and more – holds the key to something deeper than music.
Ryan Bassil
7.31.18
New music

Even More Kamasi Washington Goodness Has Arrived

'The Choice' came hidden inside the 4xLP edition of last week's 'Heaven & Earth' LP, and it arrived on streaming services this morning. The a five-song LP includes a sweet cover of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow."
Alex Robert Ross
7.3.18
Essays

The Saxophone’s Unlikely Journey Out of Meme Hell

After decades of mainstream banishment, artists like Kamasi Washington are ushering in a saxophone renaissance.
Jeff Andrews
6.25.18
music videos

Give Kamasi Washington's Surreal "Street Fighter Mas" Video All the Awards

Battlecat stars alongside two real-life 'Street Fighter' pros as Washington goes in search of a worthy arcade game foe.
Alex Robert Ross
6.21.18
New music

Kamasi Washington Previews New Album 'Heaven and Earth' with Two New Songs

The follow-up to 2015's ambitious 'Epic' is due out June 22.
Alex Robert Ross
4.10.18
New music

St. Vincent Just Dropped "Pills," Another 'MASSEDUCTION' Preview

Her signature riffs are out in full force, thank god.
Lauren O'Neill
10.10.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Kamasi Washington Shred "Careless Whisper" at the BET Awards

When you have to pay tribute to the smoothness of George Michael, you have to get El DeBarge.
Phil Witmer
6.26.17
Premieres

Cameron Graves Is LA's Cosmic Metalhead Jazz Prince and We Have His New Song

We premiere the track "End of Corporatism" and talk to him about what it's like to actually be living in a sci-fi novel.
Sharonne Cohen
2.13.17
we saw this

Montreal Jazzfest Was a Musical Buffet and We Consumed All of It

Lauryn Hill, Bilal, Kamasi Washington, and more played the fest's 37th edition.
Sharonne Cohen
8.9.16
we saw this

Get to Know Big Ears, America's Most Distinct and Defiant Music Festival

With acts such as Kamasi Washington, Sun O))), and Philip Glass, the annual gathering in Knoxville, Tennessee epitomizes what a music festival should be: alternative, vibrant, and welcoming.
Grayson Currin
4.13.16
Longreads Or Whatever

Way Out West: How Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, and Brainfeeder Are Bringing Jazz Back to the People

An LA electronic label is making jazz cool to people who don’t listen to jazz—an impossible dream for most jazz labels. How did we get here?
Natalie Weiner
7.29.15
Holy Shit

Thundercat Just Announced a New Mini-Album Called 'The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam'

It's out on Monday via Brainfeeder Records, and the first song from it, "Them Changes," is streaming now.
Kyle Kramer
6.18.15