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California Sounds: New regional music from Kamasi Washington, Tara Jane O'Neil, Pinky Pinky, the Cairo Gang and Airspace

California Sounds: New regional music from Kamasi Washington, Tara Jane O'Neil, Pinky Pinky, the Cairo Gang and Airspace

Kamasi Washington, “Truth” (Young Turks). A gentle breeze that develops into a hurricane-like crescendo, this 14-minute song is the saxophonist and composer’s first new work since his 2015 breakout album, “The Epic.”

“Truth” is taken from the forthcoming “Harmony of Difference,” a six-track EP that premiered, along with a video directed by A.G. Rojas, as part of the Whitney Biennial in New York. The work is Washington’s first for his new record label, Young Turks, where he’s the imprint’s sole jazz signing after success with avant-pop musicians including the xx, Sampha and FKA Twigs.

Opening with a melancholy guitar melody that...

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