Song Of The Day: Kamasi Washington, “I Am Becoming”

Kamasi Washington Becoming

Kamasi Washington composes very long, very trippy, very experimental jazz pieces, a direct descendent of John Coltrane‘s muse. Yet for the score he composed for Becoming, Netflix’s Michelle Obama documentary, Washington utilized remarkable restraint, a necessary requirement when composing incidental music. Though many of the pieces barely pass the one minute mark, one never feels short-cheated. The album’s “epic” track is the four minute “I Am Becoming,” a calming, cool piece of jazz fusion. It’s a different sound for Washington, but it suits its subject matter quite well; in its simplicity, sophistication.

Purchase Kamasi Washington Becoming: Music From The Netflix Original Documentary: Young Turks

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