KAMASI WASHINGTON - HEAVEN AND EARTH VINYL (4LP BESPOKE DOUBLE GATEFOLD + ADDITIONAL 'SECRET' LP)
4LP BESPOKE DOUBLE GATEFOLD VINYL + ADDITIONAL SECRET VINYL EDITION ONLY 5TH LP 'THE CHOICE'
Release Date: 22nd June 2018
Includes additional secret 5th LP 'The Choice'! Following last year's incredible EP release, Harmony Of Difference, Kamasi Washington brings us the hugely anticipated follow-up to his 2015 epic by name epic by nature debut album, The Epic. And if you thought The Epic was... well epic. Wait till you get a load of Heaven and Earth (oh yeah and the secret 5th LP 'The Choice) - which in total amounts to over 3 hours running-time. Talk about getting your money's worth! But as is always the case with Kamasi, it is very much quality over quantity regardless of it's length. This is a massive journey thorough space and time via cosmic, free-flowing jazz that carves its own path along the way, taking you to the edge of the world become bringing you back again. Featuring contributions from the likes of contemporaries as Thundercat and Terrace Martin, as well as legends of the jazz world, such as Freddie Hubbard - this sure does not disappoint!
For Fans Of: Onyx Collective, Christian Scott, Alfa Mist, Sons of Kemet
"Groundbreaking artist Kamasi Washington’s highly anticipated second album Heaven and Earth set via Young Turks. The long-awaited follow up to Washington’s debut The Epic, Heaven and Earth is comprised of two halves, which find Washington confronting quotidian realities with cosmic themes. A further investigation of Washington’s world building ideas, the new album explores his reckoning with current global chaos and his vision for the future. Washington convened his band, The Next Step, as well as members of the long running collective The West Coast Get Down at Henson Studios in Los Angeles to record the 16 tracks on Heaven and Earth. The music was composed, written and arranged by Washington, with new arrangements of jazz and bebop legend Freddie Hubbard’s Hubtones and iconic kung fu film theme Fists of Fury, as well as one song by bandmate Ryan Porter. Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., Cameron Graves, Brandon Coleman, Miles Mosley, Patrice Quinn, Tony Austin and many more contribute to the album. Heaven and Earth is over two and a half hours of music.
"“The world that my mind lives in, lives in my mind.” This idea inspired me to make this album Heaven and Earth. The reality we experience is a mere creation of our consciousness, but our consciousness creates this reality based on those very same experiences. We are simultaneously the creators of our personal universe and creations of our personal universe. The Earth side of this album represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of. The Heaven side of this album represents the world as I see it inwardly, the world that is a part of me. Who I am and the choices I make lie somewhere in between.”" - Kamasi Washington