Kamasi Washington is a saxophonist with roots in jazz, but he colors way outside the lines of improvised music. He’s collaborated with artists covering a range of genres, like John Legend, Thundercat, Kendrik Lamar, and Snoop Dogg – or “Uncle Snoop” as he’s known to Kamasi. We’ll hear his stories about working with them today, and the influences behind his latest album, Heaven and Earth, and growing up playing music in church. Kamasi Washington is host Talia Schlanger’s guest, on this encore edition of the World Cafe.
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(Photo: Kamasi Washington - Durimel Full/Courtesy of the artist/via NPR)