The Epic is a 172-minute, three-volume set that includes a 32-piece orchestra, a 20-person choir, and 17 songs overlaid with a compositional score written by Washington. Pulsing underneath is an otherworldly ten-piece band, each member of which is individually regarded as among the best young musicians on the planet – including bassist Thundercat and his brother, drummer Ronald Bruner Jr., bassist (yes, there are two) Miles Mosley, drummer Tony Austin (of course there are two), keyboard player Brandon Coleman, pianist Cameron Graves, and trombonist Ryan Porter. Patrice Quinn’s ethereal vocals round out the ensemble.
Volume 1 - The Plan
01 - Change of the Guard 02 - Askim 03 - Isabelle 04 - Final Thought 05 - The Next Step 06 - The Rhythm Changes
Volume 2 - The Glorious Tale
01 - Miss Understanding 02 - Leroy and Lanisha 03 - Re Run 04 - Seven Prayers 05 - Henrietta Our Hero 06 - The Magnificent 7
Volume 3 - The Historic Repetition
01 - Re Run Home 02 - Cherokee 03 - Clair de Lune 04 - Malcolm's Theme 05 - The Message