Wu Hen

Kamaal Williams

CD  |  Jazz  |  14 Aug 2020

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Kamaal Williams Wu Hen CD




Wu Hen is the sophomore album from Peckham visionary Kamaal Williams -- an invitation to elevate to a higher state. Cinematic strings from Miguel-Atwood Ferguson and virtuoso saxophone from Quinn Mason are textural additions that make for a deeper, multi-layered experience than previous releases.

Bringing groove back to the forefront, Wu Hen oscillates between celestial jazz, funk, rap and r&b reinforced with the rugged beat-heavy attitude of grime, jungle, house and garage – a self-styled fusion Kamaal describes as Wu Funk.

New players on this record include LA’s Greg Paul on drums (of Kalayst Collective), Rick Leon James on bass, Quinn Mason on saxophone alongside vocal features from cult rapper Mach-Hommy and Kaytranada collaborator Lauren Faith. Multi-talented renaissance musician Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (who has worked with Ray Charles, Flying Lotus, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and Seu Jorge) contributes signature strings, which add vivid colour and rich depth, evoking vintage David Axelrod.


Title: Wu Hen

Format: CD

Release Date: 14 Aug 2020

Artist: Kamaal Williams

Sku: 2587588

Catalogue No: BFR007CD

Category: Jazz



1. Street Dreams (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)

2. One More Time

3. 1989 (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)

4. Toulouse (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)

5. Pigalle

6. Big Rick

7. Save Me

8. Mr. Wu

9. Hold on (feat. Lauren Faith)

10. Early Prayer