This 35-year old tenor saxophonist broke through last year as one of the great discoveries of 2015. At one level, because of his superb debut album “The Epic“. At another level, because of his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on Lamar’s hip-hop album “To Pimp A Butterfly“.
Washington had previously long been active in the scene around the prominent DJ and producer Flying Lotus whose Brainfeeder label released Washington’s spiritual free-jazz tour de force.
“The Epic” combines the political soul of the 1970s with the revolutionary free-jazz of the 1960s. This original mix makes his music indispensable.