Jamael Dean

Primordial Waters


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‘Primordial Waters’ is Jamael Dean’s debut album on Stones Throw, following ‘Black Space Tapes’ (2019) and ‘Oblivion’ (2020).

Gatefold double LP. Cover photo taken by renowned photographer B+ (Brian Cross).

‘Primordial Waters’ sees the prodigiously talented young musician take his explorations in jazz and hip-hop to new heights. Inspired by Orisha stories and Jamael’s Los Angeles roots, the album is heavily infused with Yoruba spirituality and celestial themes. Several of the tracks interpolate traditional Yoruba songs and feature vocals from frequent collaborator Sharada Shashidhar.

The album was mixed by Leaving Records’ Zeroh and mastered by Grammy Award-winning audio engineer and Low End Theory founder Daddy Kev.

Jamael performed on Kamasi Washington’s acclaimed 2018 album ‘Heaven and Earth’ and has toured with Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Carlos Niño. Extensive touring is also planned for 2021 and 2022, including a residency at LA’s very own Gold Diggers, a double headline bill with Mndsgn at the Jazz Cafe, and several European jazz festivals and club shows in November 2021.

For fans of: Sun Ra, The Comet is Coming, Kamasi Washington, Moses Boyd, Joe Armon-Jones, Nubya Garcia, Sons of Kemet, Alice Coltrane.

Tracklist

Èṣù

Odù Tó Dá Ìwà

Orí Apẹrẹ

Ifá

Akoda

Overstood

Ṣàngó

Ọranmiyan

Galaxy In Leimert

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