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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


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.