The Return

by Kamaal Williams

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Edward I might love this even more than Black Focus. Why? There is more of a focus on that Wu Funk sound, more melodies by the rhythm master, more hip-hop flavor, a chance for Kamaal to really shine. A perfect balance between hard hitting sounds with more melodic and meditative ones. One of the few albums I wish was 24-bit quality, that is how great this is. At the top of all the 2018 "best of" lists for a reason. Much respect HW.
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Leonardo Pavkovic Extraordinary discovery for me. Seeing Kamaal live here in NYC, March 9 at (le) poison rouge. Favorite track: Medina.
Maximus Rapturous
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Maximus Rapturous Kamaal Williams takes the decades old artform of Jazz and makes it modern by sending it to the future. Favorite track: Aisha.
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about

The Return is a natural evolution from the Yussef Kamaal project, mining the influence of visionary jazz but blended with all kinds of texture, sounds and signals from the over-saturated London streets.

Notable tracks for old and new listeners are ‘Salaam', 'Situations', 'Medina', 'LDN Shuffle' which features Mansur Brown (of Mansur's Message) and for those die hard Yussef Kamaal fans - they should hear the interpolated roots of 'Strings of Light' in the title track 'The Return’. And that signature Wu Funk can be heard on 'Broken Theme', and 'High Roller'.

The Return will be the debut album released on Wu's new label Black Focus Records.

credits

released May 25, 2018

Kamaal Williams - Keys
Pete Martin - Bass
MckNasty - Drums
Richard Samuels - Engineer

Mastered by Guy Davie @ Electric

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Kamaal Williams London, UK

Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu

Keys & good food.
Owner of Black Focus Records.

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