Thursday, October 5

Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference EP (2017)

"... Instead of a jazz label, that record came out on Flying Lotus’ imprint, Brainfeeder, and Washington’s band got booked to play clubs and festivals that typically host indie rock or rap groups; which is to say that so far, nothing about Washington’s rise fits an established template. His music is very much of jazz, but the context he and his collaborators have created sits slightly outside it. Continuing the trend, Washington’s new EP, Harmony of Difference, comes courtesy of Young Turks, a sublabel of XL that has released music by Jamie xx and FKA twigs, and it contains music written for an exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2017 Biennial. Harmony of Difference was originally part of a multimedia work that illustrated how forces that seem to be working in opposition could come together as a composite of complex beauty...."
WeTransfer Studios x Kamasi Washington Present (Audio)
The Atlantic: The Nuanced Bluster of Kamasi Washington
Kamasi Washington reveals new Harmony of Difference EP: Stream/download (Audio)

2015 December: The Epic - Kamasi Washington (2015), 2016 December: Throttle Elevator Music featuring Kamasi Washington (2016), 2017 April: Harmony of Difference (EP - 2017), 2017 June: "The Rhythm Changes", 2017 August: What's in my Bag?

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