Kamasi Washington has announced details of a new double album. ‘Heaven & Earth’ will come out on 22nd June via Young Turks and is being previewed by two new tracks, ‘Fists of Fury’ (from ‘Earth’) ’The Space Travelers Lullaby’ (from ‘Heaven’).
Speaking about the new album in a press release, he says: “The world that my mind lives in, lives in my mind.” This idea inspired me to make this album Heaven & 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 will play four UK shows next month in support of the new albums. View the dates and listen to the new tracks below.
02 London, Roundhouse
04 Manchester, Albert Hall
05 Glasgow, QMU
06 Cheltenham, Cheltenham Jazz Fest