after a bunch of buzz around the Kamasi Washington record last year, and partly due to his and his friends work with people like Flying Lotus, Thundercat and of course Kendrick, i am ready to declare an actual jazz revival underway
at the moment the only real evidence for this is that Pitchfork have given big, 8.0+ reviews to people like Esperanza Spalding, Anthony Braxton and Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith in the past few weeks, but i'm sure this is going to grow throughout the year
i was reluctant to get into Kamasi record at first as i assumed it would be pop-jazz but, shit cat, it's actually good.
arbitrary OP-ending question: am i getting overexcited as usual or is something in the air??
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