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Fearless Movement

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  1. Lesanu
  2. Asha The First featuring Thundercat, Taj Austin, Ras Austin
  3. Computer Love featuring Patrice Quinn, DJ Battlecat, Brandon Coleman
  4. The Visionary featuring Terrace Martin
  5. Get Lit featuring George Clinton
  6. Dream State featuring André 3000
  7. Together featuring BJ the Chicago Kid
  8. The Garden Path
  9. Interstellar Peace (The Last Stance)
  10. Road to Self (KO)
  11. Lines in the Sand
  12. Prologue

Kamasi Washington

Fearless Movement

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    Released: 3rd May 2024

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He never does things by halves and, on 'Fearless Movement', Washington is all in and so are his guests - his maximalist cosmic jazz zips and pulls from galactic traditions, through synapse-sizzling sax runs, and bustling drum breaks into opulent flute 'scapes.

He might call it his dance album but it's our souls that you can find cavorting rather than our feet when this is in full flow. Washington calls 'Fearless Movement' his dance album. “It’s not literal,” Washington says. “Dance is movement and expression, and in a way it’s the same thing as music—expressing your spirit through your body. That’s what this album is pushing.” Dance as an embodied form of expression signals a shift in focus for Washington. Where previous albums dealt with cosmic ideas and existential concepts, 'Fearless Movement' focuses in on the everyday, an exploration of life on earth. This change in scope is due in large part to the birth of Washington’s first child a few years ago. “Being a father means the horizon of your life all of a sudden shows up,” says Washington.

“My mortality became more apparent to me, but also my immortality—realizing that my daughter is going to live on and see things that I’m never going to see. I had to become comfortable with this, and that affected the music that I was making.” The album features Washington’s daughter—who wrote the melody to “Asha The First” during some of her first experimentations on the piano—as well as a host of collaborators new and old. André 3000 appears on flute, George Clinton lends his voice, as do BJ The Chicago Kid, Inglewood rapper D-Smoke and Taj and Ras Austin of Coast Contra, the twin sons of West Coast legend Ras Kass. Washington further enlisted lifelong friends and collaborators Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Patrice Quinn, Brandon Coleman, DJ Battlecat and more. The album also features “The Garden Path,” a song Washington performed for the first time ever, making his late-night television debut, on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”