Washington-based jazz musician Diggs Duke released his EP Mass Exodus: Volume 2 this month. “Duty of Grace” is the first song on the four-song project, and the mellow jazz track features local violinist Vaughn Octavia and vocalist B.jamelle.
You name it, Duke performs it on this EP – vocals, guitar, saxophone, percussion, trumpet, and he wears the hat of composer.
Duke released Mass Exodus: Volume 1 this past summer before releasing his latest project.
“[The album] was written using similar musical concepts as the first,” he says. “Lyrically, it’s a bit more involved.”
You’ll have to wait until he gets back from his show in Amsterdam next month to hear him live, but check out the rest of the album if you want to hear him before then.
– Nia Hightower, DC Music Live