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Saxophonist Kamasi Washington to Release 3-Volume Set, “The Epic”

Album features orchestra, choir and 10-piece band

Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Kamasi Washington will release a three-volume set, The Epic, May 5 via Brainfeeder, described in a press release as “an unfurling experiment conducted by the underground producer Flying Lotus.” The Epic is described as “a 172-minute, three-record set that includes a 32-piece orchestra, a 20-person choir, and 17 songs overlaid with a compositional score written by Washington.”

The album features bassist Thundercat and his brother, drummer Ronald Bruner Jr., a second bassist, Miles Mosley, second drummer Tony Austin, keyboardist Brandon Coleman, pianist Cameron Graves and trombonist Ryan Porter. Patrice Quinn’s vocals round out the ensemble. The band members are all from Los Angeles,

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