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Kamasi Washington signs to Young Turks and unveils his "Truth"

The saxophonist and bandleader presents his first new material since 2015

Kamasi Washington has announced his first new music since 2015’s The Epic in the form of a 13 minute track titled “Truth” which comes accompanied by an original film from AG Rojas.

“Truth” is the first fruit of Washington's recently signed global deal with London based label Young Turks and will be featured on his forthcoming Harmony Of Difference EP.

The music and film debuted as part of an original six-movement suite that premiered as part of this year’s Whitney Biennial and involves artwork and imagery by Washington's sister Amani Washington alongside Rojas's film.

The suite exhibits at the Whitney until 11 June and explores the philosophical possibilities of counterpoint – defined by Washington as “the art of balancing similarity and difference to create harmony between separate melodies”.

Watch AG Rojas's film:

Harmony Of Difference will be released this summer by Young Turks