Kamasi Washington x Earl Sweatshirt at Hollywood Bowl

Saxophonist and bandleader Kamasi Washington introduced hip-hop audiences to the lineage of spiritual jazz and hard bop with 2015’s The Epic and 2018’s Heaven and Earth.

Following a set from Earl Sweatshirt, Washington and his absolute juggernaut of band — featuring the likes of Thundercat, Miles Mosley, DJ Battlecat, and more — unleashed 90 minutes of new music and revamped classics that hit the crowd of 18,000.

Washington debuted a cover of “My Friend Of Misery,” from the upcoming Metallica cover compilation The Metallica Blacklist. None other than Metallica’s own guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo joined the band onstage.