Incredible, gifted artists creatively creating incredible music. Kamasai Washington demonstrates amazing leadership in attracting gifted artists providing a plan based on his compositions then allowing each to add their own creative influence on the musical tapestry. The result was a complex, multi-level and complexly woven aural landscape, rich and beautiful in its complexity, joyous in its adminstration. The concept of "sheets of sounds" associated with the great Coltrane becomes "waterfalls of sounds" in Washington's hands. The freedom experienced in his music and his leadership of the band reminds me of the experience of a Sun Ra concert. I cannot wait until he returns. I eagerly await his new musical explorations. A great man making great music
his tribute to roy hargrove literally brought me to tears. i love how he bends the style of his original recordings to create moments just for the audience to savor and possibly never hear again... it was a religious experience.