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The new cool: how Kamasi, Kendrick and co gave jazz a new groove

Essay by John Lewis, The Guardian, 6 October 2016

A generation of jazz musicians has grown up with hip-hop in its blood. The result is the thrilling reinvention of a genre that has been ...

Thundercat: Gorilla, Manchester

Live Review by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 26 March 2017

The gifted bassist and Kendrick Lamar sidekick twists fusion, soul and hip-hop into magical shapes. ...

Thundercat: Heaven, London

Live Review by Stevie Chick, The Guardian, 29 March 2017

The prodigious bassist's songs veer between jazz fusion and intimate, soulful pop – augmented live by detours into wild improvisation ...

Thundercat: Drunk (Brainfeeder)

Review by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, April 2017

WHILE BASSIST Thundercat has been responsible for the nimble low-end of albums by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu and Flying Lotus, and has ...


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