Kamaal Williams is the latest project led by prolific South London artist Henry Wu. Kamaal continues the tradition of fusing jazz with the sound of urban London, with a live show that captures all the raw energy for which Williams has become known. The ensemble features Josh McKenzie aka McKnasty on drums, a formidable force who was playing and touring with acts such as Dennis Rollins and Robert Glasper from the age of 17 and Pete Martin on Bass, an original member of Courtney Pine’s infamous line up in the late 90’s.
The idea was formed after Wu and McKenzie, who’d first gigged together in 2010, played a show in Belgium in 2017. After a long hiatus and without any rehearsal, the pair instantly reignited a spark which inspired the creation of the ensemble, and the album ‘2.0’ soon followed. The album is the debut release on Black Focus Records, a new musical outlet for Wu’s community of friends and collaborators who currently have the world’s attention locked onto the capital. Releases from London’s underground movement are set to follow.
Kamaal Williams keyboards | McKnasty drums | Pete Martin bass
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