The time is approaching, but in case you forgot, here’sKamasi Washington to remind you of your date.
Built on an elusive melody by Lisa Young, ‘Thru the Still Trees’ is flowing, going to every direction possible – or impossible. An open-ended song, it is the perfect vehicle for Market Lane to manifest their improvisational skills and interact with their idol, their voices intertwined to the point that, by the end of the song, what you hear is the sonic equivalent of a congregation of clouds against a multi-colour sky.
Here’s a perfect example of this connection between the trumpet player and his guests. The interaction between Chris Bottiand the amazing Miss Jill Scott will make your day. It certainly made ours.
If you want to understand where Kamasi Washington comes from, as an artist, you only need to take a look at his music collection.
There are certain elements that are always associated with a Chris Botti performance: lush orchestrations, elegant presentation, luxury, coolness. But in the end it is all about musicianship.
Kamasi Washington, a bona fide jazz superstar, is coming back to Australia. Part of his appeal and impact comes from the way that he combines two african-american traditions, jazz and hip hop. This is not just a musical game.
There’s a reason Chris Botti has become so popular and his showmanship is definitely a factor. Here’s the trumpet player introducing Kathrine McPhee in a flirtatious rendition of a Cole Porter classic, mostly associated with Frank Sinatra.
Kamasi Washington, a bona fide jazz superstar, is coming back to Australia. Here’s the man with his dectet, delivering ‘The Message’.
Chris Botti’s playing is one of the best definitions of ‘finesse’ one can find. Paired with the sublime Yo-Yo Ma in a tribute to the ‘Maestro’ Ennio Morricone, he shines, playing one of the most beautiful pieces of cinematic music ever written.
Kamasi Washington, a bona fide jazz superstar, is coming back to Australia. Here’s the wonderful video for his equally wonderful composition, ‘Truth’.