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Supercontext: Kamasi Washington, The Epic

This 3-disc debut by an accomplished saxophonist was universally acclaimed as a sea change in music. We discuss how Washington was influenced by friends, family, history and dreams, while trying to challenge his listeners with genre-defying sounds.

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Supercontext: David Bowie’s Blackstar

Looking at David Bowie’s final record Blackstar we ask, “Was he saying goodbye?” The public’s treasure hunt for meaning in both this record’s lyrics and art seems to say so. But how do people’s grief for dead celebrities invite such deeply personal connections?

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