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.
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- Houston’s Diwali (Festival of Lights) on Saturday, 10/07 @ Skeeters Stadium, 5pm to 11pm.
- 20% Discount for Rice students! Let’s go dance from 9/21 – 9/30!! The Navratri Festival is here, pick up the dandia sticks and let’s meet up!!
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