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Jamael Dean
Primordial Waters
Stones Throw Records
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Release Date
November 26, 2021


Press Release

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

  • 10-track album on 2xLP (68-min total running time).

Track List

  1. Èṣù
  2. Odù Tó Dá Ìwà
  3. Orí Apẹrẹ
  4. Ifá
  5. Akoda
  6. Overstood
  7. Ṣàngó
  8. Ọranmiyan
  9. Galaxy In Leimert
  10. Ọṣun

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