West Coast Get Down: Kamasi Washington, Cameron Graves, Throttle Elevator Music

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In the past several years, a suite of players have emerged from Los Angeles, many of whom grew up together, loosely connected by the name West Coast Get Down. The most visible player in this scene is Kamasi Washington from a jazz perspective, but Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner and Miles Mosley have made significant records in a pop and R'n'B vein. Composer and pianist Cameron Graves anchors Washington's releases and has become known as a significant artist through his own release.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Throttle Elevator Music "Across the Equinox" from Jagged Rocks (Wide Hive Records) 2:38
  • Throttle Elevator Music "Jagged Reform" from Emergency Exit (Wide Hive Records) 5:41
  • Host speaks 8:20
  • Kamasi Washington and The Next Step "Final Thought" from The Epic (Brainfeeder) 9:25
  • Kamasi Washington and The Next Step "Miss Understanding" from The Epic (Brainfeeder) 15:52
  • Host speaks 24:35
  • Kamasi Washington and the Next Step "Humility" from Harmony of Difference (Brainfeeder) 27:26
  • Kamasi Washington and the Next Step "Knowledge" from Harmony of Difference (Brainfeeder) 30:12
  • Cameron Graves Sextet "The End of Corporatism" from Planetary Prince (Mack Avenue) 34:04
  • Host speaks 42:11
  • Kamasi Washington and the Next Step "My Family" from Heaven and Earth (Young Turks) 43:56
  • Kamasi Washington and the Next Step "Show Us the Way" from Heaven and Earth (Young Turks) 50:30
  • Host Outro 57:17

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