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Swing Time: Kamasi Washington

Jeff Tamarkin, Reflex, 2 March 2021

AS A high profile jazz musician, Kamasi Washington is accustomed to improvising, just not in the ways that he's been forced to over the past year. Like every other road warrior whose life revolves around touring and recording, the saxophonist, composer and bandleader — who turned 40 on Feb. 18 — has been "waiting and seeing" for the past 12 months.

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