Kamasi Washington announces new double album, Heaven and Earth

The jazz saxophonist and Kendrick Lamar collaborator preps his follow-up to last year's Harmony of Difference EP

Kamasi Washington, photo by B+ & Mike Park

    Kamasi Washington released one of our favorite records of 2017 with his Harmony of Difference EP, and now the prolific jazz saxophonist has announced a brand new LP. Titled Heaven and Earth, the double album follows Washington’s 2015 three-disc album The Epic. The record is out June 22nd via Young Turks.

    Washington said this of the new record on Twitter: “The Earth side represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of. The Heaven side represents the world as I see it inwardly, the world that is a part of me.” Joining him in this journey are contributors Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., Cameron Graves, Brandon Coleman, Miles Mosley, Patrice Quinn, Tony Austin.

    Update: Washington has shared the first two tracks from the album, “Fists of Fury” and “The Space Travelers Lullaby”, along with dates for an extensive world tour. Get all the info here.


    Last year, Washington collaborated with the likes of St. Vincent, Ibeyi, and Thundercat, and joined Terrace Martin’s all-star collective The Pollyseeds. He’ll appear alongside Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, and more on Herbie Hancock’s forthcoming album.

    Heaven and Earth Tracklist:

    01. Fists of Fury
    02. Can You Hear Him
    03. Hubtones
    04. Connections
    05. Tiffakonkae
    06. The Invincible Youth
    07. Testify
    08. One of One

    09. The Space Travelers Lullaby
    10. Vi Lua Vi Sol
    11. Street Fighter Mas
    12. Song for the Fallen
    13. Journey
    14. The Psalmnist
    15. Show Us the Way
    16. Will You Sing


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