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Wu Hen

Kamaal Williams

Wu Hen

Second album from the London-based jazz artist features guest appearances from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Lauren Faith

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  1. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    In the sustained genesis of Peckham jazz, Wu Hen feels like an important record, independent to the usual cast and calling cards
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    Wu Henry is the first mature portrait of Williams. In his integrated approach genre, style, and production techniques all serve as building blocks in the creation of a holistic, spiritually instructive sound world
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Kamaal Williams will shake your expectations before delivering on Wu Hen
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Williams' forward-pushing, inter-generational sound - 70s fusion-era grooves mingle with modern club motifs - is fully formed on this second full solo outing. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It's fastidiously realised, taking in gorgeously orchestrated jazz, hi-octane funk and a pristine slow jam featuring Lauren Faith. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Q

    It's with the good-foot funk of Save Me and slow-lane soul of Hold On that Williams's vision really pulls into focus. Print edition only

  7. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    The London jazz musician’s latest stakes out a middle ground between spiritual fire and smooth jazz
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  8. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The London producer is happy to foreground his collaborators on his second solo album, but doesn’t make the most of them
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