Despite the number of musicians who opted not to perform at the inauguration, Washington, D.C., was full of music at the various ceremonies celebrating Donald Trump taking office.
Music, Footnotes & Ephemera
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Like anyone else, I became fascinated by Washington Phillip’s story through the music. So, go buy the music. Or the music and a book here.
I backed into the research on this one when I should’ve just started at the source: Michael Corcoran’s amazing excavation of Phillips’ real story, as originally printed in Texas Monthly. There’s a lot of stuff that links out from his site.
Lots of Washington Phillips.
Starts with As Old Roads, by Goldmund.
Don’t Worry, by (Memory Palace favorite) Zoe Keating.
1979 by Deru.
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Our theme song is by the mysterious
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Saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington, 35, has been working on releasing his now three-CD, nearly three-hour, choir-and-strings-assisted album The Epic for the better part of five years now. Even longer, if you consider how long his 10-piece working band has known each other: Most of its members, known collectively as The Next Step or The West Coast Get Down, have known each other since at least high school decades ago in South Central Los Angeles, and in some instances well before that. Even as their diverse careers have made it difficult to focus exclusively on this band — Washington is, for instance, the saxophone player heard on the new Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar albums — they’ve all continually committed to experimenting with a brand of jazz that resonates with their own generation’s lived experience.
Jazz Night In America features Kamasi Washington and the music of The Epic at its release party, and in its full glory. From the Regent Theater in Downtown L.A., Washington presents his new album with his working band, a choir, a string section and plenty of special guests.
SETLIST 5:45 - "Askim" 27:25 - "Change of the Guard" 47:00 - "Leroy and Lanisha" 1:02:01 - "Henrietta Our Hero" 1:15:10 - "Re Run" 1:44:00 - "The Message"
MUSICIANS Kamasi Washington, Tony Austin, Ronald Bruner, Stephen Bruner, B…
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NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee about the National Governors Association meeting that took place over the weekend in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Capitals were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Tuesday night after losing Game 6 to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round. Al Morganti and Eric Duhatschek debate whether or not Washington should make major changes to their roster and they also give their thoughts on what the Lightning have looked like without Steven Stamkos.
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99% Invisible-43- The Accidental Music of Imperfect Escalators
by Roman Mars
published on 2011/12/19 06:26:41 +0000
“There’s a secret jazz seeping from Washington’s aging Metro escalators - those anemic metal walkways that fill our transit system…they honk and bleat and squawk…why are you still wearing those earbuds?”
-Chris Richards, “Move along with the soundtrack of Metro’s screechy, wailing escalators” Washington Post
Ever since the industrial revolution, when it became possible for products to be designed just once and then mass produced, it has been the slight imperfections and wear introduced by human use that has transformed a quality mass produced product into a thing we love. Your worn blue jeans, your grandmothers iron skillet, the initial design determined their quality, but it’s their imperfections that make them comfortable, that make them lovable, that make them yours.
And if you think that a “slightly broken” escalator can’t be lovable, then our own Sam Greenspan would like to introduce you to Chris Richards.
Chris Richards is a music critic for the Washington Post, and after years of ignoring the wailing and screeching of the much maligned, often broken escalators in the DC Metro, he began to hear them in a new way. He began to hear them as music.
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