It’s been a long busy week with hardly any time near my laptop, so there has been surprisingly few articles lately. Music-wise I’ve been on a jazz tip with Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane giving the best of company. Now I’m back at the computer, but I still can’t let go off the jazz.
To be honest, I haven’t heard about saxophonist Kamasi Washington until half an hour ago, but I much enjoyed this live performance of his ten piece band at LA’s Blue Whale in the video. Among the band are familiar faces such as Steve Bruner aka Thundercat and his brother Ronald on drums.
For a video of the full session, head over to the KCRW website, where you can also stream the music alone. And of course, I still recommend Mochilla’s Timeless DVD with a full concert by Arthur Verocai and a 30-piece orchestra!
Remixing Suite for Ma Dukes is a brave undertaking. Several producers and MCs at first accepted and then declined the job. In the end we think we got the right person. It is with great pleasure on the week of Mothers Day to release this remix. Done while mothering by none other than Georgia Anne Muldrow.
You have to visit the VTech website for the fullscreen version, there you can also download an MP3 of that remix.