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"I feel like we're in that turning point right now," Kamasi Washington says. Durmiel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kamasi Washington's Heaven Exists In His Mind

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Atticus Ross (left) and Trent Reznor (right) of Nine Inch Nails, whose new album Bad Witch is on our short list for the best releases of June 22. Corinne Schiavone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: June 22

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Grateful Dead | Keith Stieduhar/courtesy of the artist (top left), Kamasi Washington | John Vettese/XPN (top right), Sleater Kinney | Brigitte Sire/Courtesy of the artist (bottom left), Hiss Golden Messenger | Rich McKie/XPN (bottom center), Jim James | Josh Pelta-Heller/XPN (bottom right) Various sources hide caption

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Kamasi Washington On World Cafe

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Kamasi Washington's appropriately-named new album, The Epic, is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs +1: Kamasi Washington

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Kamasi Washington's 3-Hour Jazz 'Epic,' Complete With Creation Myth

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