On the second set, Achim spun the cut “Isabelle” from saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s stunning debut album, aptly titled, “The Epic;” a three-LP/double CD effort that can almost certainly be considered not only the jazz album of the year, but perhaps the album of the year period. There’s a lot of hype building around Washington, but it seems hard to argue if it’s not due. Working in a smaller big-band setting of trombones, trumpets, keys, percussion, vocals and electric bass by the virtuoso player Thundercat; Washington has created nothing short of a masterpiece on his lengthy debut and one can only wonder what he’ll do next. If you missed it, you can listen to the song here.
- Top 35 for 04/30/2017
- KTRU Top 35 (April 23, 2017)
- Top 35 for 04/23/2017
- Free Music Concert on 5/7/17: Grammy award winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhat and Shri Subhen Chatterjee
- Tagore Society celebrates India’s Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with *Tagore Jayanti* 4/29 @ India House. Special Discount for KTRU