Kamasi Washington releases ‘The Epic,’ a triple album recorded with a 32-piece orchestra and 20-voice choir (2015)

Kamasi Washington’s ‘The Epic’ is his first (and triple) album recorded with a 32-piece orchestra and 20-voice choir and released on May 5, 2015 by Brainfeeder.

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Kamasi Washington's 'The Epic' is his first (and triple) album recorded with a 32-piece orchestra and 20-voice choir and released on May 5, 2015 by Brainfeeder.Track Listing : Volume 1: The Plan . 1.Change Of The Guard (Kamasi Washington) - 12:15 . 2.Askim (Kamasi Washington) - 12:34 . 3.Isabelle (K

Track Listing : Volume 1: The Plan . 1.Change Of The Guard (Kamasi Washington) – 12:15 . 2.Askim (Kamasi Washington) – 12:34 . 3.Isabelle (Kamasi Washington) – 12:12 . 4.Final Thought (Kamasi Washington) – 06:31 . 5.The Next Step (Kamasi Washington) – 14:48 . 6.The Rhythm Changes (Patrice Quinn Washington) – 07:45 . Volume 2: The Glorious Tale . 7.Miss Understanding (Kamasi Washington) – 08:46 . 8.Leroy And Lanisha (Kamasi Washington) – 09:24 . Volume 3: The Historic Repetition . 9.Re Run (Kamasi Washington) – 08:19 . 10.Seven Prayers (Kamasi Washington) – 07:35 . 11.Henrietta Our Hero (Quinn Washington) – 07:13 . 12.The Magnificent 7 (Kamasi Washington) – 02:48 . 13.Re Run Home (Kamasi Washington) – 14:06 . 14.Cherokee (Ray Noble) – 08:14 . 15.Clair De Lune (Claude Debussy) – 11:07 . 16.Malcolm’S Theme (Terence Blanchard Jamie Davis) – 08:40 . 17.The Message (Kamasi Washington) – 11:11


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Musicians : Kamasi Washington – Tenor Saxophone . Miles Mosley – Acoustic Bass . Ronald Bruner, Jr. – Drums . Tony Austin – Drums . Thundercat – Electric Bass . Brandon Coleman – Keyboards . Dwight Trible – Lead Vocals . Patrice Quinn – Lead Vocals . Leon Mobley – Percussion . Cameron Graves – Piano . Ryan Porter – Trombone . Igmar Thomas – Trumpet . Molly Rodgers – Viola . Andrea Whitt – Viola . Paul Cartwright – Violin . Tylana Enomoto – Violin . Neel Hammond – Violin . Lucia Micarelli – Violin . Jennifer Simone – Violin . Artyom Manukyan – Cello . Ginger Murphy – Cello . Natasha Agrama – Choir . Tracy Carter – Choir . Thalma De Freitas – Choir . Taylor Graves – Choir . Charles Jones – Choir . Gina Manziello – Choir . Jason Morales – Choir . Dawn Norfleet – Choir . Dexter Story – Choir . Maiya Sykes – Choir . Steven Wayne – Choir . Dwight Trible – Choir

Production : Produced By Kamasi Washington . Julie Everson – Assistant Engineer . David Lee – Assistant Engineer . Carson Lehman – Assistant Engineer . Conrad Leon – Assistant Engineer . Tyler Shields – Assistant Engineer . Tony Austin – Drums, Engineer . Chris Constable – Engineer . Brian Rosemeyer – Engineer . Stephen Marcussen – Mastering . Kevin “Daddy Kev” Moo – Mastering . Benjamin Tierney – Mixing

Arrangements : Kamasi Washington

Package : Amoni Washington – Artwork . Patrick Henry Johnson asterisques RVM– Cover Art

Recorded In 2013 – 2015 At Kingsize Soundlabs (Los Angeles, California).

Released On May 5, 2015 By Brainfeeder.

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Pitchfork
The big news is that The Epic actually makes good on its titular promise without bothering to make even a faint-hearted stab in the direction of fulfilling its pre-release hype. If you came for the hip-hop associations, and can’t listen for anything else, you will surely be disappointed. But to listen like that is to cheat yourself. […]

NPR
Kamasi Washington’s 3-Hour Jazz ‘Epic,’ Complete With Creation Myth We’ve always just done whatever we want to do. When we play our jazz gigs, no one can tell us anything. We only get to do it for the love, you know? We make our money somewhere else, so if you get us at Catalina’s bar and grill [a Los Angeles jazz club], you’re gonna get what we have in our hearts to give. I think that’s important. […]

DROWNED IN SOUND
As a saxophonist, Washington soars. Opening track ‘Change of the Guard’ – along with many of the cuts from disc one – draws immediate comparisons to Coltrane, with his expansive ten-minute numbers swanning through solos and digressions from piano, bass and percussion, before coming back together for the triumphant punch of the central melody […]

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Kamasi Washington’s ‘The Epic’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]

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