Gig Review: Kamaal Williams Ensemble presents Black Focus, KOKO, London

Yussef Kamaal’s Black Focus album – with its injection of high-vibe electro-jazz-bass-funk – has already won its place as one of my all-time greatest 45s since gracing this planet last year. The energy, vibrancy and passion captured by the South London pairing of keyboardist Kamaal Williams, aka Henry Wu, and drummer Yussef Dayes is electrifying and pure musical dynamite – unrivalled and a perfect match. … Continue reading Gig Review: Kamaal Williams Ensemble presents Black Focus, KOKO, London

Yussef Kamaal’s Black Focus

Yussef Kamaal’s unique blend of jazz-funk finally gets a 45 release next week with their debut album, Black Focus. Bringing together the talents of multi-instrumentalist and electronic wizard, Kamaal Williams, otherwise known as Henry Wu, and drummer, Yussef Dayes, Black Focus takes inspiration from ‘70s jazz-funk circa Herbie Hancock or the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and the drum programming of Kaidi Tatham. Yussef Kamaal’s Black Focus is out … Continue reading Yussef Kamaal’s Black Focus