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Power and emotion, creativity and passion, Kamasi, the new visionary prodigy of music, has revolutionized the very idea of ​​jazz, opening up to the mingling of genres, freeing it from philological formalisms and inconclusive virtuosity. […]

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Power and emotion, creativity and passion, Kamasi, the new visionary prodigy of music, has revolutionized the very idea of ​​jazz, opening up to the mingling of genres, freeing it from philological formalisms and inconclusive virtuosity.

Keeping the cornerstones of jazz intact has allowed them to act as a base to combine all the genres typical of the black scene: from soul, to hip-hop to blues. Jazz as we would like it to be today: free music.

In the chaos of contemporary music there was a record that, released in 2015, centrifuged fifty years of jazz, black music, hip-hop, returning them in a work divided into three movements and almost three hours long. It was called The Epic and it was the composer’s first effort.

In 2018 Heaven and Heart was released, “a strongly orchestral, rich, charged, but not pompous, visionary but accessible, very written but also rich in soul album. Washington’s sax does the rest. “

In between, in 2017, Harmony of Difference, a multimedia installation for the Biennale of the prestigious Whitney Museum in New York. Obviously, repeated collaborations with Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar are also in the foreground.

His music is the companion of journeys that lead, always, to unknown places, yet dear to the soul.