Kamasi Washington

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Fresh heirs: how Kamasi Washington gave jazz back to the kids
He rewrote the jazz rulebook and brought a genre once thought dead to a new generation of music fans

Ammar Kalia

21, Nov, 2019 @8:28 AM

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All Points East review – blockbuster festival makes a muted return
Standout sets from the Chemical Brothers and Christine and the Queens salvage an opening weekend marred by sound issues

Hannah J Davies

27, May, 2019 @11:05 AM

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Kamasi Washington says Brexit could make touring UK tricky for artists
US jazz saxophonist says international musicians will find UK less appealing

Sarah Marsh

05, May, 2019 @2:47 PM

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Brits 2019: who will – and should – win every award
Can Dua Lipa have a second successful Brits year in a row, or will George Ezra dominate the biggest categories? Ahead of tonight’s ceremony, we ponder the likely winners

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

20, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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2019 Brit award nominations topped by Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa – again
Dua Lipa is the most nominated artist for a second year in a row, joined by Essex pop star Anne-Marie on four nominations

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Jan, 2019 @6:06 PM

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Pop, punk and protest songs: the hottest music on the horizon in 2019
With the uproarious Idles hitting the road, Kamasi Washington play a mind-expanding UK show, and new albums from the Specials, Weezer and AJ Tracey, here are the sounds the new year will be shaking to

Alexis Petridis

01, Jan, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Kitty Empire’s best pop and rock of 2018
Albums got shorter and longer, jazz came back again, and our cups ran over with killer music from Janelle Monáe, Idles, Mitski and more

Kitty Empire

30, Dec, 2018 @9:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2018, No 7: Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth
The saxophonist achieved a maximal sound of choral harmonies, sweeping orchestration and his own raging intensity

Ammar Kalia

13, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Flying Lotus: ‘Kendrick Lamar absolutely deserves the key to the city’
Steven Ellison, otherwise known as Flying Lotus, on unearthing new talent, LA beat, ‘difficult’ Tyler, the Creator and ten years of Brainfeeder records

Alex Rayner

08, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Florence + the Machine: High As Hope review – high flyer coming in to land
Her elemental themes and gale-force delivery remain but Florence Welch now seems to be settling for a little calm

Kitty Empire

01, Jul, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth review – a second album full of vitality
(Young Turks)

Tara Joshi

24, Jun, 2018 @7:15 AM

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Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth review – passionate sounds of the gathering storm | Alexis Petridis album of the week
The statuesque US saxophonist has found his time and it is now: this excellent album connects current politics with the music of the past to create a new vision

Alexis Petridis

21, Jun, 2018 @11:00 AM

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