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Kamasi Washington's new album 'Heaven And Earth' comes as a follow-up to the saxophonist's titanic debut 'The Epic' - a scorching piece of spiritual jazz, more than matching its ambitious title. Since then, Kamasi can hardly be accused of slacking - assisting on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ and ‘Run The Jewels 3’, plus a mini album last year continuing to break boundaries. “The world that my mind lives in, lives in my mind,” Kamasi says of the expansive new record, which spans an enviable array of genres including jazz-funk and electro-soul. “This idea inspired me to make this album. The reality we experience is a mere creation of our consciousness, but our consciousness creates this reality based on those very same experiences.”
According to Kamasi the record comes in two parts: the Earth side represents “the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of,” he explains. While the ‘Heaven’ side is “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.”
Embarking on a North American tour throughout the rest of the year, Kamasi is set to showcase cuts from the LP at New York’s Forest Hill Stadium, LA’s Hollywood Bowl, and many more.
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