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Thirteen Prayers: Kamasi Washington's Favourite Albums
Paul Smith , May 18th, 2016 11:43

Before he embarks on a summer of touring following his excellent 2015 album The Epic, the saxophonist and bandleader makes some difficult decisions to give Paul Smith 13 albums that affected his musical approach

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James Brown – Black Caesar (Original Soundtrack)
I never saw him live. I wish I had. I always played James Brown, coming from that G funk west coast hip-hop thing… he was always there.

This record was the soundtrack for a movie, which I later saw. There was something to the arrangements. It had all the funk but something a little extra to it.


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