KAMASI WASHINGTON DEBUTS “STREET FIGHTER MAS” VIDEO

HEAVEN AND EARTH OUT FRIDAY, JUNE 22

PLAYING VERY SPECIAL HOMETOWN SHOW IN LOS ANGELES TOMORROW

Groundbreaking artist Kamasi Washington debuts the A.G. Rojas-directed video for “Street Fighter Mas” today—watch it here. Washington’s immensely anticipated sophomore album Heaven and Earth is out this Friday, June 22 via Young Turks.

In celebration of the release, Washington will play a very intimate hometown show at The World Stage in Los Angeles—the storied Leimert Park venue where he has been performing since his teens—this Thursday, June 21. In addition, Washington will give a talk on the new album at the Barbara Morrison Jazz Museum, host a Street Fighter tournament at Kaos Network, sign copies of Heaven and Earth at Esowon Books and more.

Heaven and Earth is receiving early critical acclaim:

This tenor saxophonist—a blistering, continental colossus of jazz uplift and spectacle—returns this month with Heaven and Earth…At nearly two-and-a-half hours, the double album is nearly as sprawling and orchestral as its predecessor, with heaving solos crushed against humongous statues of horns.” —The New York Times

“In another life, the saxophonist Washington might have been a film director specializing in grandiose productions…Drawing on the inclusive spirit of seventies soul jazz and utilizing massed strings, vocals, and a contingent of eclectic improvisers, Washington creates his effect by painting with sweeping brushstrokes.” —The New Yorker

“A marvelous work. The constant push and pull of lush strings, agile sax, bubbling percussion, and a seemingly unending array of morphing arrangements mirrors the battle between inward beliefs and what we choose to become outward expression. That sublime tension within the dichotomy of eight tracks of Heaven and eight tracks of Earth makes for a resoundingly engaging and richly complex excursion in sound.” —Stereogum

“The O.G. saxophonist made his name in jazz, but he’s bigger than the genre.” —The FADER



For more information, please contact Carla Sacks, Reid Kutrow or Asha Goodman at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


KAMASI WASHINGTON—
HEAVEN AND EARTH

I. EARTH
1. Fists of Fury
2. Can You Hear Him
3. Hubtones
4. Connections
5. Tiffakonkae
6. The Invincible Youth
7. Testify
8. One of One

II. HEAVEN
9. The Space Travelers Lullaby
10. Vi Lua Vi Sol
11. Street Fighter Mas
12. Song for the Fallen
13. Journey
14. The Psalmnist
15. Show Us the Way
16. Will You Sing


KAMASI WASHINGTON LIVE
*with Alt-J
†with Sylvan Esso
‡with Florence + The Machine


May 30 /// Brussels, Belgium /// Salle De La Madeleine
June 1 /// Amsterdam, Holland /// Paradiso
June 2 /// Hamburg, Germany /// Elbjazz Festival
June 3 /// Copenhagen, Denmark /// Pumpehuset
June 15 /// New York, NY /// Forest Hills Stadium*
June 16 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Rock the Garden
June 23 /// Pasadena, CA /// Arroyo Seco
June 24 /// Vancouver, BC /// Queen Elizabeth Theatre
June 25 /// Saskatoon, SK /// Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
June 29 /// Waitsfield, VT /// Friendly Gathering
June 30 /// Montreal, Quebec /// Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
July 12 /// Berkeley, CA /// Greek Theater†
July 25 /// Detroit, MI /// Chene Park Amphitheater
August 4 /// Dublin, Ireland /// Beatyard Festival
August 5 /// Oxfordshire, U.K. /// Wilderness Festival
August 7 /// Mainz, Germany /// Frankfurter Hof Mainz @ Zitadelle Mainz
August 9 /// Antwerp, Belgium /// Jazz Middelheim
August 10 /// Copenhagen, Denmark /// HAVEN
August 11 /// Gothenburg, Sweden /// Way Out West
August 12 /// Helsinki, Finland /// FLOW
August 18 /// Tokyo, Japan /// Summer Sonic Festival
August 19-20 /// Tokyo, Japan /// Billboard Live
August 21 /// Osaka, Japan /// Big Cat
August 31 /// Willemstad, Curacao /// North Sea Jazz Curacao
September 23 /// San Diego, CA /// Viejas Arena‡
September 25 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Hollywood Bowl‡
September 29 /// Dallas, TX /// Pavilion at Toyota Factory‡
September 30 /// Houston, TX /// Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion‡
October 17 /// Seattle, WA /// The Showbox
October 18 /// Portland, OR /// Crystal Ballroom
October 19 /// San Francisco, CA /// TBA
October 20 /// San Luis Obispo, CA /// Fremont Theater
October 22 /// Santa Fe, NM /// Meow Wolf
October 24 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// The Complex
October 25 /// Aspen, CO /// Belly Up
October 26 /// Denver, CO /// Ogden Theatre
October 27 /// Boulder, CO /// Boulder Theater
October 29 /// Kansas City, MO /// The Truman
October 31 /// Iowa City, IA /// The Englert Theatre
November 1 /// Minneapolis, MN /// TBA
November 2 /// Madison, WI /// The Sylvee
November 3 /// Chicago, IL /// Riviera Theatre
November 5 /// Toronto, CA /// Sony Centre for The Performing Arts
November 7 /// Portland, ME /// State Theatre
November 8 /// Boston, MA /// Royale
November 9 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Electric Factory
November 10 /// Washington D.C. /// Lincoln Theatre
November 14 /// Richmond, VA /// The National
November 15 /// Raleigh, NC /// The Ritz
November 16 /// Nashville, TN /// Marathon Music Works
November 17 /// Atlanta, GA /// Buckhead Theatre