KCRW’s Private Playlist: Sasami

KCRW’s Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. Sasami may have achieved greater public awareness during her tenure in KCRW faves Cherry Glazerr, but she requires no co-signs as a musician, songwriter, and producer. She’s charted arrangements for Wild Nothing and Curtis Harding, tracked horns for Vagabon and Avi Buffalo, and sat in the producer’s chair for Hand Habits and others. In 2019, after learning how to translate her musical instincts into original songs, she released her self-titled debut album. “Sasami” brought her distinctive voice (vocal and musical) to the fore, abetted by guest turns from Devendra Banhart and Beach Fossils’ Dustin Payseur.