The Best Albums of 2018, #6

6. Kamasi Washington, Heaven and Earth (Young Turks) It’s easy for me to understand the annoyance hardcore jazz fans felt when music publications and casual jazz listeners – dare I say, “tourists” – gravitated en masse toward the heavily-hyped new album by Kamasi Washington. I totally get it. When I’m in public and hear someone […]

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The Best Tracks of 2018, #11

11. Kamasi Washington, “Fists of Fury” “I use hands to help my fellow man,” sing Dwight Trible and Patrice Quinn, “And when I’m faced with unjust injury / Then I change my hands to fists of fury.” Those original lines are from the main theme from the Bruce Lee film Fist of Fury, and Kamasi […]

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