Kamasi Washington, Pharoah Sanders + Sun Ra Arkestra Form A Jazz Singularity In NYC
Kamasi Washington, Pharoah Sanders + Sun Ra Arkestra Form A Jazz Singularity In NYC [Photo by Ginny Suss]
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Hear Kamasi Washington's Heart-Swelling New Single "Desire"

Kamasi Washington, Pharoah Sanders + Sun Ra Arkestra Form A Jazz Singularity In NYC Photo Credit: Ginny Suss for Okayplayer

Harmony of Difference is out this Friday

Ahead of the digital and physical release of his new project, Harmony of Difference, Kamasi Washington has offered a first and only glance at the project for those who missed its mixed media debut at The Whitney's biennial celebration.

READ: Kamasi Washington Announces New Tour, Reveals Harmony of Difference EP Release Date

Today, he shares "Desire," a heart-swelling four and a half minute suite built out with warm organ beds and flourishes of Washington's simmering horn work. It's available to hear via WeTransfer below. Harmony of Difference will be available as a six-track album, the first five comprising five respective compositions, the final, a conjoined piece that stacks all five on top of each other, a concept Washington hopes "makes people think about what that reality is."

WATCH: Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki & Kamasi Washington Collab for Everything is Recorded's "Mountains Of Gold" Video

He'll also be prominently featured on Everything is Recorded, the upcoming album from XL Recordings founder, Richard Russell, as well as Ibeyi's sophomore album. Pre-order your copy of Harmony of Difference on vinyl via Young Turks today.


Tour Dates:

Oct 2 @ Suwannee Hulaween - Great Live Oaks, FL

Nov 01 @ JazzNoJazz - Zurich, Switzerland

Nov 02 @ Club To Club - Turin To, Italy

Nov 03 @ Pitchfork Festival - Paris, France

Nov 04 @ So What’s Next Festival - Eindhoven, Netherlands

Nov 07 @ Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI

Nov 08 @ Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI

Nov 09 @ First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN

Nov 10 @ Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL

Nov 11 @ Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH

Nov 14 @ Canopy Club - Urbana, IL

Nov 15 @ Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI

Nov 16 @ Danforth - Toronto, Canada

Nov 17 @ Higher Ground - South Burlington, VT

Nov 18 @ Calvin Theatre - Northampton, MA

Nov 20 @ Royale - Boston, MA

Nov 22 @ Terminal 5 - New York, NY

Nov 24 @ MGM National Harbor - Oxon Hill, MD

Nov 25 @ Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA

Nov 27 @ Mr. Smalls Theatre - Millvale, PA

Nov 28 @ Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH

Nov 30 @ Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA

Dec 01 @ The National - Richmond, VA

Dec 02 @ Duke Energy Center - Raleigh, NC

Dec 03 @ The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC

Dec 05 @ Saturn - Birmingham, AL

Dec 06 @ Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA

Dec 08 @ Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA

Dec 09 @ Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN

Dec 10 @ Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY

Dec 11 @ New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, TN