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Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/44,1kHz]

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 173:30 minutes | 2,03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Flying Lotus welcomes Kamasi Washington - who features on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly - to his Brainfeeder label with this monumental full-length entitled The Epic. Much like Kendrick and FlyLo, Washington produces LPs that exist somewhere between the realms of demi-opera and populist. Clocking in with 17 all surpassing the 7 minute mark, The Epic explores areas of cosmic jazz, freeform saxophone-led composition and a rotation of far-reaching influences to build an odyssey that effortlessly spans across almost 3 hours with the help of a a 32-piece orchestra and a 20-member choir. Like the rest of the Brainfeeder roster, pigeonholing the Kamasi Washington is a truly impossible task. The Epic invites you to embrace the ambition and lose yourself in the grandeur.

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3CD  

Posted by Designol at July 22, 2015
Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3CD

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.12 Gb (incl 5%) | Time: 02:53:37 | Scans included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Brainfeeder | # BFCD050

The Epic is saxophonist Kamasi Washington's aptly titled, triple-length, 172-minute debut album for Brainfeeder. He is a veteran of L.A.'s music scene and has played with Gerald Wilson, Harvey Mason, Flying Lotus, and Kendrick Lamar (his horn is prominently featured on To Pimp a Butterfly), to name but a few. Most of his bandmates have played together since high school, and it shows. There are two drummers (including Ronald Bruner), two bassists (including Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner on electric), two keyboardists, trumpet, trombone, and vocals (Patrice Quinn). In various settings, they are supported by a string orchestra and full choir conducted by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Washington composed 13 of these 17 tunes; he also meticulously arranged and produced them. At just over six to nearly 15 minutes, the jams leave room for engaged improvisation. The Epic is based on a concept, though it's unnecessary to grasp in order to enjoy. The music reflects many inspirations – John Coltrane, Horace Tapscott's Pan-African People's Arkestra, Azar Lawrence's Prestige period, Donald Byrd's and Eddie Gale's jazz and choir explorations, Pharoah Sanders' pan global experiments, Afro-Latin jazz, spiritual soul, and DJ culture.

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at May 3, 2015
Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015)

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 173:19 min | 399 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Brainfeeder

The story begins with a man on high. He is an old man, a warrior, and the guardian to the gates of a city. Two miles below his mountainous perch, he observes a dojo, where a group of young men train night and day. Eventually, the old man expects a challenger to emerge. He hopes for the day of his destruction, for this is the cycle of life.

Throttle Elevator Music - Area J. (2014)  

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 25, 2014
Throttle Elevator Music - Area J. (2014)

Throttle Elevator Music - Area J. (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:42 min | 135 MB
Genre: Jazz Rock, Fusion | Label: Wide Hive Records

Throttle Elevator Music returns with a vengeance on Area J. Sometimes aggressive sometimes beautiful, distortion invades and integrates with the music and certainly advances Throttles sound into a new interesting dimension. Featuring Kamasi Washington on Alto Saxophone, Mike Hughes on Drums, and the Wide Hive Records writing team of Matt Montgomery on Bass and Keys and Gregory Howe songs and production. Throttle's new sound is big.