This Year seems to have been a tour de force for LA musicians collaborating with each other. Thundercats mini EP is a perfect example of this. You can tell Thundercat is a bass player as multiple tracks of the instrument take centre stage on this piece which is then blended with some great piano work and a sax accompaniment from Kamasi Washington.
This fusion of genre has been a mainstay of several works over the year including Kamasi Washingtons own triple album The Epic and the Kendrick Lamar album To Pimp A Butterfly and it’s created some of the highlights of the year for me. This track being one of them: