Yussef Kamaal ‎– Black Focus


LABEL – BrownsWood
GENRE – Jazz


A1 – Black Focus
A2 – Strings Of Light
A3 – Remembrance
B1 – Yo Chavez
B2 – Ayla
B3 – O.G.
B4 – Lowrider
B5 – Mansur’s Message
B6 – Wing Tai Drums
B7 – Joint 17

There have been plenty of column inches devoted to this collaborative debut album from hyped producer Kamaal Williams (AKA Rhythm Section International sort Henry Wu), and fast-rising Afrobeat drummer Yussef Dayes. With such raw talent to choose from, it’s little surprise to find that Black Focus is as good as the critics claim. Their sound is distinctive: a London-centric take on jazz-funk that’s loose, rich, organic and shot through with soul. Their major influences seem to be the work of West London broken beat pioneer Kaidi Tatham, and his inspiration, jazz-funk legend Herbie Hancock. These touchstones, combined with Dayes’ brilliant drumming and Williams’ superb synth solos and jammed-out Rhodes lines, makes Black Focus a hugely alluring set.

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Weight 0,4 kg