​Kamasi Washington Details 'Heaven and Earth' LP, Shares Two New Songs

Stream "Fists of Fury" and "The Space Travelers Lullaby"
​Kamasi Washington Details 'Heaven and Earth' LP, Shares Two New Songs
Kamasi Washington told us yesterday (April 9) that a new album called Heaven and Earth was on the way, and now full details for the upcoming LP have been revealed. It's due out June 22 via Young Turks.
 
As Washington hinted, the record is a two-parter — with Earth representing "the world that I am a part of" and Heaven representing "the world that is part of me."
 
Across the 16 new tracks, Washington enlisted instrumental help from his band the Next Step, as well as the West Coast Get Down, featuring performances by artists like Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., Cameron Graves, Brandon Coleman, Miles Mosley, Patrice Quinn, Tony Austin and many others.
 
Washington composed, wrote and arranged original music for most of the project, though it also features a new arrangement of Freddie Hubbard's "Hubtones" and a rework of the classic kung-fu movie theme "Fists of Fury." There is also one song on the record credited to bandmate Ryan Porter.
 
The album was recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles and marks the full-length follow-up to 2015's Epic. Washington also released an EP titled Harmony of Difference last year.
 
The multi-instrumentalist has teased the two-sided offering by releasing a song from each half of the album. Scroll past the full Heaven and Earth tracklisting to listen to "Fists of Fury" and "The Space Travelers Lullaby" below.
 
Washington has also mapped out a seriously intense world tour, which includes stops in Vancouver (June 24), Saskatoon (June 25), Montreal (June 30) and Toronto (November 5). You can see the entire schedule below as well.

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

Tour dates:

04/15 Indio, CA - Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/22 Indio, CA - Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/27 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
05/02 London, UK - Roundhouse
05/04 Manchester, UK- Albert Hall
05/05 Glasgow, UK - QMU
05/06 Cheltenham, UK - Cheltenham Jazz Festival
05/08 Lyon, France - Nuits Sonores @ Auditorium de Lyon
05/09 Paris, France - Bataclan
05/11 Coutances, France - Jazz Sous les Pommiers @ Salle Marcel Hélie
05/12 St Gaudens, France - Festival Jazz a Comminges @ Parc des Expositions
05/13 Madrid, Spain - Riviera
05/14 Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
05/16 Milan, Italy - Santeria Social Club
05/17 Zurich, Switzerland - Kaufleuten Zurich
05/18 Munich, Germany - Theaterfabrik
05/19 Vienna, Austria - Wiener Konzerthaus
05/20 Diersbach, Austria - INNtone JazzFestival
05/22 Krakow, Poland - Studio
05/23 Prague, Czech Republic - Arhca Theatre
05/24 Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
05/25 Berlin, Germany - Astra
05/27 Cologne, German - Live Music Hall
05/28 Nijmegen, Holland - Doornroosje
05/29 The Hague, Holland - Paard
05/30 Brussels, Belgium - Salle De La Madeleine
06/01 Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
06/02 Hamburg, Germany - Elbjazz Festival
06/03 Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
06/15 New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium (w/Alt-J)
06/16 Minneapolis, MN - Rock the Garden
06/23 Pasadena, CA - Arroyo Seco
06/24 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
06/25 Saskatoon, SK - SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
06/29 Waitsfield, VT - Friendly Gathering
06/30 Montreal, QC - Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
07/12 Berkley, CA - Greek Theater (w/Sylvan Esso)
07/25 Detroit, MI - Chene Park Amphitheater
08/04 Dublin, Ireland - Beatyard Festival
08/05 Oxfordshire, UK - Wilderness Festival
08/07 Mainz, Germany - Frankfurter Hof Mainz @ Zitadelle Mainz
08/09 Antwerp, Belgium - Jazz Middelheim
08/10 Copenhagen, Denmark - HAVEN
08/11 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West
08/12 Helsinki, Finland - FLOW
08/18 Tokyo, Japan - Summer Sonic Festival
10/17 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
10/18 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
10/19 San Francisco, CA - TBA
10/20 San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theater
10/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Grand Room @ The Complex
10/25 Aspen, CO - Belly Up
10/26 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
10/27 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
10/29 Kansas City, MO - The Truman
10/31 Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theater
11/01 Minneapolis, MN - TBA
11/02 Madison, WI - TBA
11/03 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
11/05 Toronto, ON - Sony Centre
11/07 Portland, ME - The State Theatre
11/08 Boston, MA - The Royale
11/09 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
11/10 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
11/14 Richmond, VA - The National
11/15 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz