News Jazz 20/06/2018

Kamasi Washington To Perform In The Warehouse At FTC In Support Of New Album

Kamasi Washington To Perform In The Warehouse At FTC In Support Of New Album




Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Fairfield Theatre Company FTC is excited to present Kamasi Washington - hailed as a primary architect of a West Coast jazz revival - in The Warehouse on Thursday, June 28.

Washington is the most talked-about musician in mainstream jazz. The Los Angeles saxophonist is in a movement making the electric flurry of 70s fusion jazz cool again. His lush, bustling arrangements can be heard on both Flying Lotus' "You're Dead" and Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly."

In 2015, post-bop jazz pioneer Washington released a studio album spanning three volumes that clocked in at 170 minutes and was aptly named "The Epic." This critically-acclaimed debut followed years of collaboration with and playing for the likes of Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, and Snoop Dogg. Now, the genre-bending bandleader hits the road in support of the highly-anticipated follow-up "Heaven and Earth," a double-album featuring backing band West Coast Get Down, choir, and strings. This new album is out June 22.

As said by the New York Times, "Washington is a tenor saxophonist who has emerged as the most-talked-about jazz musician since Wynton Marsalis arrived on the New York scene three decades ago."

Straddling both the old and new schools of jazz, Washington combines the soulful jazz of John Coltrane and the 70s fusion of Miles Davis and Weather Report with neo-soul, an ambitious, expansive arranging style, slick production and an ear for melody. As such, his live shows are whirlwinds of virtuosic technique and relentless rhythms that take the listener on a mind-expanding journey through time and space. Jazz may often be seen as a dying art form, but Kamasi Washington breathes new life into the institution.

The Guardian claims that "Washington has earned comparisons to John Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders and Sun Ra. Like those jazz greats, his work sometimes seems like it was beamed in from another dimension."
Is spiritual jazz-pop music? It is now.
Visit http://www.fairfieldtheatre.org for trailers and ticketing information.






Most read news of the week
Samuel Mancini's New Single 'Part Of Me'
Beyonce & Jay-Z Drops A Surprise New Album 'Everything Is Love'!
Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Announces First Dates For His Basstory Tour
Notefornote Music Presents "Higher Power" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Universal Music Group And All Def Media Expand Content Agreement
Martin Guitar To Debut Four Unique Guitars And One Famous Ukulele At 2018 Summer NAMM
Pass Deh Love Virgin Islands Reggae Fest Album To Be Released September 1, 2018
Nas Releases 'Nasir' Album
Reuben Bidez Releases New Single "Don't Let Me Die" Ahead Of Sophomore EP Release
Rod Stewart Adds New Dates In November & December To His Globally Acclaimed Las Vegas Residency
In Search Of Sun Drop Hot New Video For "In The Garden" Released Under Spinefarm Records
Petal's 'Magic Gone' Is A "Raw, Indie Rock Resolution" And Out Now On Run For Cover Records
Gallant Teams Up With A$AP Ferg For New "Doesn't Matter" Remix
The Mexican Band Panteon Rococo Presents New Single "Tonantzin"
Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Lisa Bouchelle's Career Reaches A Fevered Pitch




© 2001-2018
top40-charts.com (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0101070 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0034899711608887 secs
Top40-Charts.com
Members Area
Register or login with just your e-mail address

A validation link will be sent to your e-mail. The link will expire in 15'.
Latest charts