The release of Kamasi Washington’s ‘The Epic’ marked a seismic shift in the jazz landscape and the game-changing arrival of the genre-blurring Los Angeles collective West Coast Get Down. That evolution continues with the release of ‘Planetary Prince’, the debut album by visionary
pianist, keyboardist, composer and WCGD founding member Cameron Graves, featuring Kamasi Washington and Thundercat.
‘Planetery Prince’ is packed with the same mind-expanding invention that marked all of the work previously generated by the WCGD – including ‘The Epic’ (which prominently featured Graves throughout its three discs). These releases have marked a seismic shift in the jazz landscape and the game-changing arrival of the genre-blurring Los Angeles collective West Coast Get Down blending elements of Jazz, Classical, Rock and Hip-Hop.
The core of the band is made up of fellow West Coast Get Down members: tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington, trombonist Ryan Porter, bassist Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, and drummer Ronald Bruner Jr. To their ranks are added trumpeter Philip Dizack and bassist Hadrien Feraud, both key members of the groundbreaking modern L.A. jazz scene.
LP 1: Satania Our Solar System / Planetary Prince / El Diablo / Adam & Eve
LP 2: The End Of Corporatism / Andromeda / Isle Of Love / The Lucifer Rebellion
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