Kamasi Washington has a lot to give, and I wouldn’t recommend missing a single moment. He’s famous for stepping into the spotlight with a groundbreaking 2015 long player entitled The Epic, which stretches out over nearly 175 minutes of luxuriously orchestrated jazz. Earlier this year, he released a follow-up LP called Heaven and Earth that runs even longer, if you count the EP that was hidden in the packaging of the vinyl pressing. And don’t forget last year’s equally excellent Harmony of Difference EP. Did I mention this will be Washington’s second stop at the National in less than a year? These many magical minutes add up to proof that quantity and quality aren’t always mutually exclusive.
November 14 at The National / 7:30 p.m. / Tickets $39.50 – $43.50 plus applicable fees. / TheNationalVA.com