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Flying Lotus’ name is synonymous with creative innovation, having released six seminal studio albums, a slew of audio-visual marvels and, in the process, gaining two Grammy® nominations – including one for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. His most recent album, Flamagra, was hailed by everyone from Pitchfork to NME, who called him “a master at shifting tone [who] knows how to take listeners on an exhilarating journey that unites both calm and chaos,” while Consequence of Sound described the album as full of “artful collisions of jazz, J Dilla–inspired beats, West Coast G-funk, and psychedelic soul.” Working at the vanguard of the L.A. beat and jazz scenes, he was recently described by Rolling Stone as “an artist at the height of their power” and was responsible for introducing Kamasi Washington’s critically acclaimed The Epic to the world via his imprint Brainfeeder.
Saxophone virtuoso and widely lauded bandleader Kamasi Washington introduced hip-hop audiences to the lineage of spiritual jazz and hard bop with 2015’s The Epic and 2018’s Heaven and Earth, heralded as some of the best music of the 2010s by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Vice, Stereogum, and many more. An artist whose multidisciplinary work has garnered him spots at Sundance Film Festival and the Whitney Biennial as well as the inaugural American Music Prize, he’s been called “one of today’s more popular musicians of any kind, as well as an ambassador for Los Angeles’s thriving scene” by The New York Times.See other concerts in this series
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