Kamasi Washington – Truth (from the Harmony of Difference EP, Young Turks)

There’s a wonderful freewheeling atmosphere to this epic new music from the Los Angelean composer and bandleader...

...using the great and simple effect of massed voices, without harmonies and in unison, belting out a rousing melody and reaching a thrilling crescendo by the end.

Also these things.

The beauty of one riff and letting it breathe to the full.

The orchestral majesty of the interlocking undertones and overtones.

The stoic brass, twinkling xylophones and skittering drums.

Not even the unexpected appearance of some Santana style guitar flourishes late on can ruin the mood.

Inspirational is a word.


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