Kamasi Washington

Heaven and Earth


This album was released 64 weeks ago.

85% ±10% 19 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Fists of Fury
2 Can You Hear Him
3 Hub-Tones
4 Connections
5 Tiffakonkae
6 The Invincible Youth
7 Testify
8 One of One
1 The Space Travelers Lullaby
2 Vi Lua Vi Sol
3 Street Fighter Mas
4 Song For The Fallen
5 Journey
6 The Psalmnist
7 Show Us The Way
8 Will You Sing
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85% 4WIM Rating
100% Consequence of Sound Befitting the title, Heaven & Earth also contains Washington’s most explicitly spiritual material since 2008’s underground record Light of the World; if more churches played songs like “Journey” and “Will You Sing” on Sundays, those sanctuaries might be standing room only.
100% Irish Times Washington’s work has always been marked by his spiritualism, but Heaven and Earth also displays unwavering belief in us earthlings.
100% Nöjesguiden Med sin musikaliska nyfikenhet, bredd och briljans finns få samtida musiken lika spännande, lika akut angelägna som Kamasi Washington.
90% Exclaim! Music Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth By Daniel Sylvester Published Jun 19, 2018 9 How do you top an album called The Epic?
90% No Ripcord Fists Of Fury, the opening track and one of two previewed before the record's release, sets Heaven and Earth into motion.
90% Pop Matters Split into two sections, Earth and Heaven, Washington explains that "The Earth side of this album represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of.
90% Under the Radar Magazine Hyperbole aside, The Epic genuinely stood as a remarkable feat in honoring jazz's progressive history and embracing the contemporary musical landscape.
90% GIGsoup Radiantly emotive, cosmically expansive, and technically challenging, Kamasi Washington‘s sophomore effort ‘Heaven and Earth’ evokes lurid reverence within listeners.
90% Glide Magazine One is written by bandmate trombonist Ryan Porter and there are new arrangements for the Kung Fu tune “Fists of Fury” and Freddie Hubbard’s “Hub Tones.” Washington produced and arranged all selections except Porter’s “The Psalmnist.”It appears that this, like its predecessor, is a concept album but the music on both halves is much more similar than different.
85% The Line of Best Fit Album Of The Week The early odds for Kamasi Washington gaining a foothold in the upper echelons of the music biz were most certainly not in his favour.
83% Gaffa (Sweden) Att överhuvudtaget få för sig att släppa ett sådant album med dagens streaminglogik i bakhuvudet är politiskt, ett långfinger åt spellisteprofitörerna.
80% Record Collector If saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s path to success was a long and arduous one, his recent body of work suggests an artist intent on making up for lost time.
80% The Guardian Ten years ago, British saxophone legend Courtney Pine painted a sobering picture of life as a modern British jazz musician in an interview with the Guardian.
80% The Arts Desk It would always be difficult to follow The Epic, the 2015 release which turned LA saxophonist Kamasi Washington from leader of the local scene to international star.
80% The Firenote Forming his first band, the Young Jazz Giants, with Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, Ronald Bruner, Jr.
80% Drowned in Sound Ever since 2015’s landmark album The Epic, Kamasi Washington has been something of an icon in returning jazz to a wider platform.
70% Loud & Quiet
70% Music OMH With a level of attention and media focus surrounding him that is frankly unusual for a contemporary jazz musician, Kamasi Washington seems to have become something of a polarising figure.
67% Svenska Dagbladet