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Kamasi Washington|Becoming (Music from the Netflix Original Documentary)

Becoming (Music from the Netflix Original Documentary)

Kamasi Washington

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Even if Becoming isn’t a classic studio album by Kamasi Washington like his ambitious records The Epic and Heaven and Earth, it’s still a score that the saxophonist from Los Angeles makes truly his own. Composed to accompany Nadia Hallgren’s documentary about Michelle Obama’s tour to promote Becoming all over the US, this completely instrumental soundtrack fits with the polished, razor-sharp images of a 100% Netflix production. The Kamasi Washington sound, the orchestral approach and the pure melodies are all there; but the avant-gardist veils are balanced by a much more soulful, almost pop approach. It’s a bit like a slightly watered-down Kamasi, which is still very good if not brilliant, plus the more daring themes such as Provocation will be sure to satisfy the saxophonist's demanding fans... Becoming's production team obviously didn't choose the Californian by chance; he perfectly embodies the American dream under Obama’s presidency. He’s a young African-American activist who grew up in Inglewood, became a sideman for Snoop and Kendrick and ended up as a star of the international jazz scene... Despite the lack of risk-taking or lively improvisations, Kamasi Washington proves that even in a marked out and policed context he can still create his own sounds and stay true to himself. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
Shot Out Of A Cannon
00:01:12

Dontae Winslow, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Ryan Porter, AssociatedPerformer - Kenneth Crouch, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Graves, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Sean Sonderegger, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Rickey Washington, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Haze, AssociatedPerformer

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2
Becoming
00:02:08

Dontae Winslow, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Ryan Porter, AssociatedPerformer - Kenneth Crouch, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Graves, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Sean Sonderegger, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Rickey Washington, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Haze, AssociatedPerformer

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3
Take In The Story
00:02:39

Dontae Winslow, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Ryan Porter, AssociatedPerformer - Kenneth Crouch, AssociatedPerformer - Yvette Devereaux, AssociatedPerformer - Chad Jackson, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Sean Sonderegger, AssociatedPerformer - Artyom Manukyan, AssociatedPerformer - Jen Simone, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Whitson, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Rickey Washington, AssociatedPerformer - Tylana Renga, AssociatedPerformer - Jared Snyder, AssociatedPerformer - Reiko Nakano, AssociatedPerformer

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4
Southside V.1
00:01:17

Dontae Winslow, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Ryan Porter, AssociatedPerformer - Kenneth Crouch, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Graves, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Sean Sonderegger, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Rickey Washington, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Haze, AssociatedPerformer

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5
Dandy
00:01:32

Dontae Winslow, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Ryan Porter, AssociatedPerformer - Kenneth Crouch, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Graves, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Sean Sonderegger, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Rickey Washington, AssociatedPerformer

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6
The Rhythm Changes
00:01:43

Dontae Winslow, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Ryan Porter, AssociatedPerformer - Kenneth Crouch, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Graves, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Sean Sonderegger, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Rickey Washington, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Haze, AssociatedPerformer

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7
Song For Fraser
00:02:20

Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Graves, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer

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8
Announcement
00:00:49

Dontae Winslow, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Ryan Porter, AssociatedPerformer - Kenneth Crouch, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Graves, AssociatedPerformer - Yvette Devereaux, AssociatedPerformer - Chad Jackson, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Sean Sonderegger, AssociatedPerformer - Artyom Manukyan, AssociatedPerformer - Jen Simone, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Whitson, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Rickey Washington, AssociatedPerformer - Tylana Renga, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Haze, AssociatedPerformer - Jared Snyder, AssociatedPerformer - Reiko Nakano, AssociatedPerformer

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9
Detail
00:01:55

Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Graves, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Matt Haze, AssociatedPerformer

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10
Fashion Then and Now
00:02:13

Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Kenneth Crouch, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Graves, AssociatedPerformer - Yvette Devereaux, AssociatedPerformer - Chad Jackson, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Sean Sonderegger, AssociatedPerformer - Artyom Manukyan, AssociatedPerformer - Jen Simone, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Whitson, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Rickey Washington, AssociatedPerformer - Tylana Renga, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Haze, AssociatedPerformer - Jared Snyder, AssociatedPerformer - Reiko Nakano, AssociatedPerformer

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11
Provocation
00:02:51

Dontae Winslow, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Ryan Porter, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Graves, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Sean Sonderegger, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Rickey Washington, AssociatedPerformer

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12
Connections
00:01:06

Dontae Winslow, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Ryan Porter, AssociatedPerformer - Kenneth Crouch, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Graves, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Sean Sonderegger, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Rickey Washington, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Haze, AssociatedPerformer

2020 Shoto Mas under exclusive license to Young 2020 Shoto Mas under exclusive license to Young

13
Looking Forward
00:01:44

Dontae Winslow, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Ryan Porter, AssociatedPerformer - Yvette Devereaux, AssociatedPerformer - Chad Jackson, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer - Sean Sonderegger, AssociatedPerformer - Artyom Manukyan, AssociatedPerformer - Jen Simone, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Whitson, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Rickey Washington, AssociatedPerformer - Tylana Renga, AssociatedPerformer - Jared Snyder, AssociatedPerformer - Reiko Nakano, AssociatedPerformer

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14
I Am Becoming
00:04:23

Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Ryan Porter, AssociatedPerformer - Kenneth Crouch, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Graves, AssociatedPerformer - Yvette Devereaux, AssociatedPerformer - Chad Jackson, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Sean Sonderegger, AssociatedPerformer - Artyom Manukyan, AssociatedPerformer - Jen Simone, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Whitson, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Rickey Washington, AssociatedPerformer - Tylana Renga, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Haze, AssociatedPerformer - Jared Snyder, AssociatedPerformer - Reiko Nakano, AssociatedPerformer

2020 Shoto Mas under exclusive license to Young 2020 Shoto Mas under exclusive license to Young

15
Southside V.2
00:02:43

Dontae Winslow, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Mosley, AssociatedPerformer - Ryan Porter, AssociatedPerformer - Kenneth Crouch, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Graves, AssociatedPerformer - Kamasi Washington, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Austin, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Emata, Mixer - Rickey Washington, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Haze, AssociatedPerformer

2020 Shoto Mas under exclusive license to Young 2020 Shoto Mas under exclusive license to Young

Album Description

Even if Becoming isn’t a classic studio album by Kamasi Washington like his ambitious records The Epic and Heaven and Earth, it’s still a score that the saxophonist from Los Angeles makes truly his own. Composed to accompany Nadia Hallgren’s documentary about Michelle Obama’s tour to promote Becoming all over the US, this completely instrumental soundtrack fits with the polished, razor-sharp images of a 100% Netflix production. The Kamasi Washington sound, the orchestral approach and the pure melodies are all there; but the avant-gardist veils are balanced by a much more soulful, almost pop approach. It’s a bit like a slightly watered-down Kamasi, which is still very good if not brilliant, plus the more daring themes such as Provocation will be sure to satisfy the saxophonist's demanding fans... Becoming's production team obviously didn't choose the Californian by chance; he perfectly embodies the American dream under Obama’s presidency. He’s a young African-American activist who grew up in Inglewood, became a sideman for Snoop and Kendrick and ended up as a star of the international jazz scene... Despite the lack of risk-taking or lively improvisations, Kamasi Washington proves that even in a marked out and policed context he can still create his own sounds and stay true to himself. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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