Written by: Geoff Tischman
Touring behind his sprawling, epic new album Heaven And Earth, Kamasi Washington has been on the road now since April, playing an exhaustive series of dates that have found him in Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain, Canada and Germany.
And he’s not slowing down.
With upcoming dates in the U.K. and Japan along with an extensive U.S. swing that will find him traveling through November, Washington has every right to be a bit tired. But his show at the Fairfield Theater Company in Connecticut the other night found him every bit the opposite.
Washington and his band seemed positively invigorated and their set was a rousing roundhouse of freewheeling cosmic afrofuturism, post-modern jazz, and funky swagger.
A saxophonist with chops drenched in everything from Sun Ra to Snoop Dogg, the L.A.-born Washington is one of the most exciting figures in modern music. Whether he’s reimagining “Fists Of Fury” or storming through the electric “Malcolm’s Theme,” he’s a performer you can’t take your eyes off.
- Can You Hear Him
- Malcolm’s Theme
- Bobby and Tony’s Day Off
- The Space Travelers Lullaby
- Fists of Fury