South London’s multi-talented Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu is one of the UK’s finest jazz musicians to emerge in recent years, garnering wide acclaim with his now disbanded duo Yussef Kamaal and a 2016 debut album. May 25th will see him release his first record under his own name, The Return, through his own label Black Focus Records. “The Return is a natural evolution from the Yussef Kamaal project”, describes the press release, “mining the influence of visionary jazz but blended with all kinds of texture, sounds and signals from the over-saturated London streets.”
Williams enlisted bassist Pete Martin and drummer MckNasty to help him bring the album to life, with Richard Samuels on engineering duties.
The Return‘s opening track ‘Salaam’ is streaming now and it serves as a fantatic taste of what he’ll be throwing at us.