Heaven And Earth

by Kamasi Washington

Original Release Date: 2018-06-22

Heaven And Earth

Kamasi Washington’s triple-length 2015 breakout, The Epic, announced the L.A.-based tenor saxophonist and his West Coast Get Down crew as bold new voices in jazz—the type who could headline classic concert halls or indie rock festivals interchangeably. On this double-length, the Kendrick Lamar collaborator stays true to the big, sweeping sound that first garnered him such wide-ranging acclaim. With broad melodic gestures, lengthy vamps and expansive sonics, including a double rhythm section and frequent use of choir and orchestra, Heaven and Earth documents the maturing of Washington’s resolutely Afrocentric aesthetic. “Fists of Fury”, a reimagined Bruce Lee theme, leads off the first half (Earth) with a pronounced activist message (“our time as victims is over… ”). The second half (Heaven) opens with “The Space Traveler’s Lullaby”, signalling a decisive turn toward spirituality and the cosmos.


  1. Earth
  2. Fists Of Fury (9:42)
  3. Can You Hear Him (8:54)
  4. Hub-Tones (9:09)
  5. Connections (8:23)
  6. Tiffakonkae (9:24)
  7. The Invincible Youth (9:52)
  8. Testify (5:43)
  9. One Of One (9:50)
  10. Heaven
  11. The Space Travelers Lullaby (10:31)
  12. Vi Lua Vi Sol (11:06)
  13. Street Fighter Mas (5:57)
  14. Song For The Fallen (12:41)
  15. Journey (8:50)
  16. The Psalmnist (7:18)
  17. Show Us The Way (6:51)
  18. Will You Sing (10:12)
  19. The Choice
  20. The Secret Of Jinsinson (8:07)
  21. Will You Love Me Tomorrow (9:40)
  22. My Family (6:34)
  23. Agents Of Multiverse (5:22)
  24. Ooh Child (8:53)

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Wikipedia URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven_and_Earth_(Kamasi_Washington_album)
Format Vinyl 5× LP Album
Label Young Turks
Catalog Number YT176LP
Notes The tracks of each part (‘Earth, Heaven’ and ‘The Choice’) are numbered sequentially on both inner sleeves and labels. The runouts are etched, apart from “MASTERDISK”, which is stamped; and the plating marks such as “1=”, “1+”, “1⊥”, are mirrored. ‘The Choice’ disc is hidden in the middle of the packaging, under a corrugated seam. The seam must be cut open to access the hidden disc. On labels: YT176LP: ℗2018 Shoto Mas Inc. Under exclusive license to Young Turks Recordings. ©2018 Shoto Mas Inc. Under exclusive license to Young Turks Recordings. All rights reserved. Made in EU Recording Studios: Electro-Vox Recording; Henson Recording Studio; Stagg Street Studio Track A1: © 2018 Molique Music (BMI) Tracks A2, B4 to G5, H7 to I1, J3, J4: © 2018 Kamasi Music (ASCAP) Track B3: © 2018 Hubtones Music Co (BMI) Tracks D7, G5: Lyrics by Patrice Quinn (ASCAP) Track G6: © 2018 Ryan Porter Progressive Music Publishing Company (ASCAP) Track I2: © 2018 Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc. (BMI) Track J4: © 2018 Drum Hedz 713 Music (SESAC) Track J5: © 2018 Kama Sutra Music Inc. / Stan Vincent Music (BMI) All rights on behalf of Kamasi Music administered by Words & Music, a division of Big Deal Music Group; on behalf of Molique Music administered by BMG Platinum Songs US; on behalf of Kama Sutra Music Inc., Stan Vincent Music administered by EMI Unart Catalog Inc. ℗ 2018 Shoto Mas Inc. Under exclusive license to Young Turks Recordings © 2018 Shoto Mas Inc. Under exclusive license to Young Turks Recordings
Discogs URL Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth