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Kamasi Washington and band prove 'The Epic' hype, thrill a sold-out Regent
Kamasi Washington and band prove 'The Epic' hype, thrill a sold-out Regent

Perhaps it was a self-fulfilling prophecy, saxophonist Kamasi Washington introducing his massive three-disc jazz collection called "The Epic" on a Monday night to a sold-out, audibly electric crowd. With a title like that, the dozens of musicians packing the stage -- brass, strings, keyboards, choir, percussion and bass -- had better deliver.  What occurred at the Regent in downtown Los Angeles went down as advertised, to say the least. A singular night of Los Angeles music that had the vibe of the historic, the concert demands documentation, requires a time stamp and as many people as possible yowling and bellowing at its wonder. History, as Washington apparently...

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