Kamasi Washington

Scene Reports

These LA Artists Are Keeping Jazz Raw as Hell

Kamasi Washington and Thundercat are making jazz cool again, but they're far from the only Angelenos helping LA reclaim its status as a boundary-pushing jazz city.
Ben Grenrock
8.6.18
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
6.29.18
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
stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 11 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

Teyana Taylor's Kanye West-produced 7-track, Nine Inch Nails' EP-length LP, and Kamasi Washington's 144-minute opus top this week's list of essential new projects.
Colin Joyce
Kristin Corry
Alex Robert Ross
Phil Witmer
6.23.18
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
Features

Everything Is Recorded Is the Embodiment of Pure Creative Freedom

Richard Russell’s latest project involves the likes of Sampha, Wiki and Giggs and brings out the best in each artist.
Ryan Bassil
9.8.17
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