Episode 342: The Optimist - Ryan Porter

Season 6, Ep. 342

Eight years ago, before To Pimp A Butterfly, before The Epic, the West Coast Get Down was a rising force in the Los Angelas jazz scene...who recorded their epic work in Kamasi Washington's garage.

On The Optimist, WCGD trombonist Ryan Porter is unleashing some of the group's early work as scrappy young jazz savants and in the process revealing the heart of what drives its member's dominance of the music world to this day. Bandcamp's Marcus J. Moore joins Kevin and Marcus K. Dowling (Iconoclasm) as they dig in on this sumptuous slice of music history.

PLUS! What happens when revered DC-based jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog joins forces with the rhythm section of Brendan Canty (The Effects, Fugazi) and Joe Lally (Fugazi)? Find out on "Serpent Tongue" the first single from their upcoming debut on Dischord Records!

Show Notes

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  • Incidental music courtesy of Aquatic Gardener. Hear more/buy it HERE.
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