Kamasi Washington ‎– The Epic

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Brainfeeder ‎– BFCD050
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Volume 1 - The Plan
1-1 Change Of The Guard
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyCello – Artyom Manukyan, Ginger MurphyChoir [Choir Vocal] – Cameron Graves, Charles Jones (13), Dawn Norfleet, Dexter Story, Dwight Trible, Gina Manziello, Jason Morales (2), Maiya Sykes, Natasha F Agrama*, Patrice Quinn, Steven Wayne (3), Taylor Graves, Thalma de Freitas, Tracy CarterComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums – Tony AustinElectric Bass – Stephen BrunerEngineer – Chris Constable, Tony AustinKeyboards – Brandon ColemanPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan PorterTrumpet – Igmar ThomasViola – Andrea Whitt, Molly Rodgers*Violin – Jennifer Simone*, Lucia Micarelli, Neel Hammond, Paul Cartwright, Tylana Renga Enamoto*
12:16
1-2 Askim
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyCello – Artyom Manukyan, Ginger MurphyChoir [Choir Vocal] – Cameron Graves, Charles Jones (13), Dawn Norfleet, Dexter Story, Dwight Trible, Gina Manziello, Jason Morales (2), Maiya Sykes, Natasha F Agrama*, Patrice Quinn, Steven Wayne (3), Taylor Graves, Thalma de Freitas, Tracy CarterComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums – Tony AustinElectric Bass – Stephen BrunerEngineer – Chris Constable, Tony AustinKeyboards – Brandon ColemanPercussion – Leon MobleyPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan PorterTrumpet – Igmar ThomasViola – Andrea Whitt, Molly Rodgers*Violin – Jennifer Simone*, Lucia Micarelli, Neel Hammond, Paul Cartwright, Tylana Renga Enamoto*
12:35
1-3 Isabelle
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums – Ronald Bruner*Engineer – Brian RosemeyerOrgan – Brandon ColemanPercussion – Leon MobleyPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan Porter
12:13
1-4 Final Thought
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums [Left Side] – Ronald Bruner*Drums [Right Side] – Tony AustinEngineer – Tony AustinOrgan – Brandon ColemanPercussion – Leon MobleyPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan Porter
6:32
1-5 The Next Step
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyCello – Artyom Manukyan, Ginger MurphyChoir [Choir Vocal] – Cameron Graves, Charles Jones (13), Dawn Norfleet, Dexter Story, Dwight Trible, Gina Manziello, Jason Morales (2), Maiya Sykes, Natasha F Agrama*, Patrice Quinn, Steven Wayne (3), Taylor Graves, Thalma de Freitas, Tracy CarterComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums – Tony AustinElectric Bass – Stephen BrunerEngineer – Chris Constable, Tony AustinOrgan – Brandon ColemanPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan PorterTrumpet – Igmar ThomasViola – Andrea Whitt, Molly Rodgers*Violin – Jennifer Simone*, Lucia Micarelli, Neel Hammond, Paul Cartwright, Tylana Renga Enamoto*
14:49
1-6 The Rhythm Changes
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyCello – Artyom Manukyan, Ginger MurphyChoir [Choir Vocal] – Cameron Graves, Charles Jones (13), Dawn Norfleet, Dexter Story, Dwight Trible, Gina Manziello, Jason Morales (2), Maiya Sykes, Natasha F Agrama*, Patrice Quinn, Steven Wayne (3), Taylor Graves, Thalma de Freitas, Tracy CarterComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums – Ronald Bruner*, Tony AustinElectric Bass – Stephen BrunerEngineer – Chris Constable, Tony AustinKeyboards – Brandon ColemanLead Vocals – Patrice QuinnLyrics By – Kamasi Washington, Patrice QuinnPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan PorterTrumpet – Igmar ThomasViola – Andrea Whitt, Molly Rodgers*Violin – Jennifer Simone*, Lucia Micarelli, Neel Hammond, Paul Cartwright, Tylana Renga Enamoto*
7:44
Volume 2 - The Glorious Tale
2-1 Miss Understanding
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyCello – Artyom Manukyan, Ginger MurphyChoir [Choir Vocal] – Cameron Graves, Charles Jones (13), Dawn Norfleet, Dexter Story, Dwight Trible, Gina Manziello, Jason Morales (2), Maiya Sykes, Natasha F Agrama*, Patrice Quinn, Steven Wayne (3), Taylor Graves, Thalma de Freitas, Tracy CarterComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums – Ronald Bruner*Electric Bass – Stephen BrunerEngineer – Chris Constable, Tony AustinKeyboards – Brandon ColemanPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan PorterTrumpet – Igmar ThomasViola – Andrea Whitt, Molly Rodgers*Violin – Jennifer Simone*, Lucia Micarelli, Neel Hammond, Paul Cartwright, Tylana Renga Enamoto*
8:46
2-2 Leroy And Lanisha
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums – Tony AustinEngineer – Tony AustinOrgan – Cameron GravesPercussion – Leon MobleyPiano – Brandon ColemanTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan Porter
9:24
2-3 Re Run
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyCello – Artyom Manukyan, Ginger MurphyChoir [Choir Vocal] – Cameron Graves, Charles Jones (13), Dawn Norfleet, Dexter Story, Dwight Trible, Gina Manziello, Jason Morales (2), Maiya Sykes, Natasha F Agrama*, Patrice Quinn, Steven Wayne (3), Taylor Graves, Thalma de Freitas, Tracy CarterComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums – Tony AustinEngineer – Chris Constable, Tony AustinKeyboards – Brandon ColemanPercussion – Leon MobleyPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan PorterViola – Andrea Whitt, Molly Rodgers*Violin – Jennifer Simone*, Lucia Micarelli, Neel Hammond, Paul Cartwright, Tylana Renga Enamoto*
8:20
2-4 Seven Prayers
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums – Ronald Bruner*Electric Bass – Stephen BrunerEngineer – Tony AustinKeyboards – Brandon ColemanPercussion – Leon MobleyPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan PorterTrumpet – Igmar Thomas
7:36
2-5 Henrietta Our Hero
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyCello – Artyom Manukyan, Ginger MurphyChoir [Choir Vocal] – Cameron Graves, Charles Jones (13), Dawn Norfleet, Dexter Story, Dwight Trible, Gina Manziello, Jason Morales (2), Maiya Sykes, Natasha F Agrama*, Patrice Quinn, Steven Wayne (3), Taylor Graves, Thalma de Freitas, Tracy CarterComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums – Ronald Bruner*Engineer – Chris Constable, Tony AustinLead Vocals – Patrice QuinnLyrics By – Kamasi Washington, Patrice QuinnOrgan – Brandon ColemanPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Shaunte PalmerTrumpet – Todd SimonViola – Andrea Whitt, Molly Rodgers*Violin – Jennifer Simone*, Lucia Micarelli, Neel Hammond, Paul Cartwright, Tylana Renga Enamoto*
7:14
2-6 The Magnificent 7
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyCello – Artyom Manukyan, Ginger MurphyChoir [Choir Vocal] – Cameron Graves, Charles Jones (13), Dawn Norfleet, Dexter Story, Dwight Trible, Gina Manziello, Jason Morales (2), Maiya Sykes, Natasha F Agrama*, Patrice Quinn, Steven Wayne (3), Taylor Graves, Thalma de Freitas, Tracy CarterComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums – Ronald Bruner*, Tony AustinElectric Bass – Stephen BrunerEngineer – Chris Constable, Tony AustinKeyboards, Organ – Brandon ColemanPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan PorterTrumpet – Igmar ThomasViola – Andrea Whitt, Molly Rodgers*Violin – Jennifer Simone*, Lucia Micarelli, Neel Hammond, Paul Cartwright, Tylana Renga Enamoto*
12:46
Volume 3 - The Historic Repetition
3-1 Re Run Home
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums [Left Side] – Ronald Bruner*Drums [Right Side] – Tony AustinElectric Bass – Stephen BrunerEngineer – Tony AustinKeyboards – Brandon ColemanPercussion – Leon MobleyPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan PorterTrumpet – Igmar Thomas
14:06
3-2 Cherokee
Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonComposed By – Ray NobleDrums – Robert Miller (28)Electric Bass – Miles MosleyEngineer – Brian RosemeyerKeyboards, Organ – Brandon ColemanTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan PorterVocals – Patrice Quinn
8:14
3-3 Clair De Lune
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyArranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonCello – Artyom Manukyan, Ginger MurphyChoir [Choir Vocal] – Cameron Graves, Charles Jones (13), Dawn Norfleet, Dexter Story, Dwight Trible, Gina Manziello, Jason Morales (2), Maiya Sykes, Natasha F Agrama*, Patrice Quinn, Steven Wayne (3), Taylor Graves, Thalma de Freitas, Tracy CarterComposed By – Claude DebussyDrums – Tony AustinEngineer – Chris Constable, Tony AustinOrgan – Brandon ColemanPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan PorterViola – Andrea Whitt, Molly Rodgers*Violin – Jennifer Simone*, Lucia Micarelli, Neel Hammond, Paul Cartwright, Tylana Renga Enamoto*
11:08
3-4 Malcolm's Theme
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyAdapted By [Lyrics Set To Music By] – Kamasi Washington, Patrice QuinnArranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonComposed By – Terence BlanchardDrums [Left Side] – Ronald Bruner*Drums [Right Side] – Tony AustinEngineer – Tony AustinLyrics By – Ossie DavisOrgan – Brandon ColemanPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan PorterVocals – Dwight Trible, Patrice Quinn
8:41
3-5 The Message
Acoustic Bass – Miles MosleyComposed By, Arranged By, Producer – Kamasi WashingtonDrums [Left Side] – Ronald Bruner*Drums [Right Side] – Tony AustinElectric Bass – Stephen BrunerEngineer – Tony AustinKeyboards – Brandon ColemanPercussion – Leon MobleyPiano – Cameron GravesTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonTrombone – Ryan PorterTrumpet – Igmar Thomas
11:09

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Notes

Issued in a 4-fold Digipak, with 12-page booklet.

Thundercat global credit given as Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner on booklet.
Ronald Bruner Jr. global credit given as Ronald Bruner on booklet.

All tracks recorded at King Size Sound Labs

"Change Of The Guard" dedicated to Austin Peralta
"Isabelle" dedicated to Isabelle Diggs
"Seven Parayers" dedicated to Zane Musa
"Henrietta Our Hero" dedicated to Henrietta Curtis
"Clair De Lune" dedicated to Gerald Wilson

All songs Copyright Control, except:
"Cherokee" published by Redwood Music Limited
"Clair De Lune"
"Malcolm's Theme" published by Warner Olive Music LLC/Universal/MCA Music Limited

P & C Brainfeeder 2015
Made in the EU

All discs contain CD-Text.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned - EAN_13): 5054429000191
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 - Variant 1. 2): CA BFCD050CD1 @
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 - Variant 1): IFPI L039
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 - Variant 2): IFPI LY88
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 - Variant 1): IFPI 1285
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 - Variant 2): IFPI 1263
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 - Variant 1. 2): CA BFCD050CD2 @
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 - Variant 1. 2): IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 - Variant 1): IFPI 1285
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 - Variant 2): IFPI 1263
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3 - Variant 1. 2): CA BFCD050CD3 @
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3 - Variant 1, 2): IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (CD3 - Variant 1): IFPI 1285
  • Mould SID Code (CD3 - Variant 2): IFPI 1263

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BFDL050, none Kamasi Washington The Epic(17xFile, WAV, Album, 16-) Brainfeeder, Ninja Tune BFDL050, none US 2015
BFDNL050 Kamasi Washington The Epic(17xFile, FLAC, Album) Brainfeeder BFDNL050 2015
BFCD050 Kamasi Washington The Epic(3xCD, Album, RP) Brainfeeder BFCD050 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
BRFD50 Kamasi Washington The Epic(3xCD, Album) Brainfeeder, Beat Records BRFD50 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
BFDNL050 Kamasi Washington The Epic(17xFile, FLAC, Album, 24-) Brainfeeder BFDNL050 US 2015

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kapervisser

kapervisser

February 6, 2019
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
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

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

EdwinBohm

October 2, 2017

I’ve heard the future of Jazz and his name is Kamasi Washington. One triple album and a mini album so far. Warm, Soulful, Diverse, Complex, Melodic! I’m impressed!
jordan-23

jordan-23

July 3, 2016
I guess I would feel cheated if the vinyl copy I bought didn't have some minor flaw. For me, that flaw was on volume 3. side A1 (The Magnificent 7). It came with a light scratch out of the box at the very start of the song. A slightly irritating tick on it's first 4 rotations, and then a few light intermittent ticks over the next several rotations, only noticeable because I know it's there. If this were any other record, I'd probably be running back to the store for a refund. Somehow with this work of art, I feel it makes the record uniquely mine and I wouldn't have it any other way. It's not like I'm looking to sell what I consider to be one of the best music purchases I've ever made (and I am 47 years of age as I write this). Like many of my most favorite records, I'll probably get a 2nd copy at some point anyway. This is not just among the best albums of 2015, it's going to go down as an all-time classic. Run, don't walk, to get your original pressing of this masterpiece now!
DustyCrate1973

DustyCrate1973

October 16, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
Had a lot of problems with the pressing of the vinyl album too. I do play with a high-end set so I know I hear more than most others. It's true 30 min per side is too much too sound decent. Records where scuffed which sounded loud and audible, problems with warps, pressing bubbles, track 2 on Side A has some distortion which should not be there. Made a "decent" copy to keep from a few boxes and returned all others. Think I will play the CD a lot more, the LP should have been a 4 or 5 LP set.
turtle-records.be

turtle-records.be

August 14, 2015
It will be available as a 3LP release. Due date 02/10/2015.
Boab313

Boab313

June 14, 2015

What an epic album, nearly 3 hours of contemporary jazz which at no point get boring. I really do hope this gets a vinyl release, it deserves one.
CaptainTudmoke

CaptainTudmoke

June 3, 2015
Just wish they'd manufacture more of these; every place I've looked still has it on backorder.
inspector.godot

inspector.godot

May 27, 2015
edited over 4 years ago

There will be a vinyl release in August, probably as a 4-LP set. Can't await.