Sunday, July 24, 2016

KAMASI WASHINGTON (Lisbon Teatro Tivoli, 07/06/16)

Kamasi Washington's three hour debut is called "The Epic", and that's a pretty good summary of this masterclass in jazz awesomeness. True, the drum-battle dragged on a bit, but the West Coast Get Down's odyssey through the history of the genre - from an unabashedly sentimental cover of "Clair De Lune" to some down-and-dirty jazz-funk indebted more to Rick James than Miles Davis - was all delivered with infectious vitality and consummate skill.

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