Tracklist

Volume 1 - The Plan
Change Of The Guard 12:16
Isabelle 12:13
Final Thought 06:32
The Next Step 14:49
Askim 12:35
Volume 2 - The Glorious Tale
The Rhythm Changes 07:44
Leroy And Lanisha 09:24
Re Run 08:20
Miss Understanding 08:46
Henrietta Our Hero 07:14
Seven Prayers 07:36
Cherokee 08:14
Volume 3 - The Historic Repetition
The Magnificent 7 12:46
Re Run Home 14:06
Malcolm's Theme 08:41
Clair De Lune 11:08
The Message 11:09

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BF050 Kamasi Washington The Epic(3xLP, 180 + Box, Album) Brainfeeder BF050 USA & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
BFDNL050 Kamasi Washington The Epic(17xFile, FLAC, Album) Brainfeeder BFDNL050 2015
BFDNL050 Kamasi Washington The Epic(17xFile, FLAC, Album, 24-) Brainfeeder BFDNL050 US 2015
BFDL050, none Kamasi Washington The Epic(17xFile, WAV, Album, 16-) Brainfeeder, Ninja Tune BFDL050, none US 2015
BFCD050 Kamasi Washington The Epic(3xCD, Album) Brainfeeder BFCD050 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
BRFD50 Kamasi Washington The Epic(3xCD, Album, Dig) Brainfeeder, Beat Records BRFD50 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
BF050P Kamasi Washington The Epic(3xLP + Box, Album, Ltd, TP) Brainfeeder BF050P Europe 2015 Sell This Version
BFCD050 Kamasi Washington The Epic(3xCD, Album, RP) Brainfeeder BFCD050 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
BF050 Kamasi Washington The Epic(3xLP, RE + Box, Album) Brainfeeder BF050 UK 2018 Sell This Version
BF050 Kamasi Washington The Epic(3xLP, RE + Box, Album) Brainfeeder BF050 Europe 2020 Sell This Version

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Napalm42

Napalm42

March 4, 2021
referencing The Epic, 3xLP, 180 + Box, Album, BF050
Right up my alley as far as composition goes. Agree with the comments, not the most audiophile pressing. When things get busy a lot of tones can get washed out by the sax. His later Heaven and Earth pressing is of far better quality, but I'm a fan of Kamasi and am just happy to have his stuff in my collection.
edgeless22

edgeless22

January 19, 2021
referencing The Epic, 3xLP, 180 + Box, Album, BF050

We are talking about almost 3 hours of music, so it's 30 minutes per side. Don't expect a super audiophile pressing, it's just impossible to do it here (it would take 6x12" to make it great). The pressing is good anyway and the listening is more than decent. The packaging is lovely!
AlbertHofstein

AlbertHofstein

November 9, 2020
edited 6 months ago
referencing The Epic, 3xLP, 180 + Box, Album, BF050
I just wonder why this record shows up in my "recommondations" list with a few certain other records about 90% of the time I click through such genres. It certainly gets heavily pushed in my face through Discogs algorithms, but hasn't reached my ears yet. Maybe some day.
kraaaamer

kraaaamer

August 4, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Epic, 3xLP, 180 + Box, Album, BF050

Although it becomes a little long in the tooth, The Epic is a sensational debut.

Sadly, this version is marred by a poor pressing. It's a shame because a lot of thought went into the packaging, and the physical presentation is very nice.

My records shipped with a large amount of surface noise and spindle holes that are way too small. The digital presentation of this album is vastly superior. What a shame.
drgn238

drgn238

March 15, 2019
referencing The Epic, 3xLP, 180 + Box, Album, BF050
Had this one, listened for about 3/4 times...
Really tried to like it...
...bu I just don't get it !
Yeah, technically top played,Marsalis brothers are also technically one of the best!
Executed very sharp, but idoes it say anything ( at least to me ) ?
I rest my case on this one: JUST PASS ME BY !!!
anthonylukefoto

anthonylukefoto

February 15, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
referencing The Epic, 3xLP, 180 + Box, Album, BF050

Great sounding pressing! Wide dynamic range with solid bass and clean treble. No noticeable surface noise even at loud volume levels.
kapervisser

kapervisser

February 6, 2019
referencing The Epic, 3xCD, Album, BFCD050
I love jazz but i sold the lp box pretty fast. For me this feels way way overrated. I absolutly agree with drgn238's post below.
drgn238

drgn238

October 10, 2018
referencing The Epic, 3xCD, Album, BFCD050
I am busy for more then 40 years with music collecting, concerts and am open to different sorts of musical experiences.
Don't know exactly, bust probably tens of thousands of musical pieces came by.
I did really tried this one, but after several, definitely more then five times, I can not understand what should be that georgous about it.
Sounds like somebody technically very / highly skilled ( think of Marsallis brothers ) but with hardly anuthing of value to communicate / say.
Well, if someone is making his / her's aquaitance for the very first, or one of the first steps into realm of this kind of music, it's
quite easy to be impressed by all this.
I wish this guy a lot of money on his way ( to where ?), but music has not that much to do with it.
Don't mind people loving it or those hyping/pushing it,but... beat least honest and see it for what it is:
GREAT MARKETING !!!
greenartist

greenartist

July 12, 2018
referencing The Epic, 3xCD, Album, BFCD050

Does anybody know why tracklists on CD's and on LP's differ ?
And what tracklist is correct ? Or both are correct ??
TommyVF

TommyVF

May 28, 2018
referencing The Epic, 3xLP, 180 + Box, Album, BF050

Impressive and beautiful. Just what we needed, and gorgeously backaged. I'm so glad this talent got the space needed to produce and collaborate, resulting in a pretty condensed, ambitious and massive pack of pieces. The poetic quality in the lyrics, plus the arrangements make this awesome (for me).

Thank you, Kamasi. Peace! <3