Today, contemporary jazz torch-bearer Kamasi Washington officially released his new double album, Heaven And Earth, marking Washington’s first release since his 2017 audiovisual concept EP Harmony of Difference and his first full-length effort since his aptly named 2015 effort, The Epic. As Kamasi explained when he announced the release of Heaven And Earth:

“The world that my mind lives in, lives in my mind.” This idea inspired me to make this album. The “Earth” side [tracks 1–8] represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of. The “Heaven” side [tracks 9-16] represents the world as I see it inwardly, the world that is a part of me. I put my heart and soul into this album and I can’t wait for you all to hear it!!!

Ahead of the album’s release, Kamasi also shared a number of visual clips, including a pair of one-minute videos that help elicit the celestial beauty of Heaven (“The Space Travelers Lullaby”) and the stark human urgency of Earth (“Fists of Fury”) and a full music video for Street Fighter-inspired single “Street Fighter Mas”. You can listen to Heaven And Earth in its entirety below via Spotify:

Kamasi Washington – Heaven And Earth – Full Album

Heaven and Earth Tracklist

I. Earth

Fists of Fury
Can You Hear Him
The Invincible Youth
One of One

II. Heaven

The Space Travelers Lullaby
Vi Lua Vi Sol
Street Fighter Mas
Song for the Fallen
The Psalmnist
Show Us the Way
Will You Sing

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Kamasi Washington is currently on tour to support the new album, with an extensive schedule of dates set to keep him on the road consistently through mid-November. For a full list of Kamasi’s upcoming tour dates, see below. For more information, or to grab your tickets, head to his website.

Kamasi Washington Upcoming Tour Dates:

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 17-19 Tokyo, Japan Summer Sonic Festival
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 TBA
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

*with Vulfpeck
†with Alt-J
‡with Sylvan Esso

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