Kirk Whalum Releases “Humanité”

Kirk Whalum: HumanitéKirk Whalum has released a new album called Humanité, which sees the Grammy-winning saxophonist and vocalist collaborating with artists from around the world. This includes “Japanese jazz pianist Keiko Matsui, the young bass phenomenon Barry Likumahuwa, gifted singer/songwriter Grace Sahertian and global pop star singer/actor Afgan, all hailing from Indonesia; vocalist/guitarist Zahara, one of South Africa’s biggest stars; Kasiva Mutwa of Nairobi; and the veteran UK jazz vocalist Liane Carroll.”

Likumahuwa isn’t the only bass phenom on the record. It also features Marcus Miller, Jackie Clark, Braylon Lacy, Idy, and Mark Jaimes on the low end. In fact, the track “Korogocho” features Miller, Clark, and Likumahuwa all in one song. Check it out:

Humanité is available now on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Humanité Track List:

  1. Move On Up
  2. Everybody Oughta Be Free
  3. Don’t Get Me Wrong (I’m Grateful)
  4. Wake Up Everybody
  5. Wildflower
  6. Get Your Wings Up
  7. Now I Know
  8. SJL
  9. Korogocho
  10. Blow 4U
  11. Kwetu
  12. Peace
  13. We Shall Overcome You
  14. From the East to the West

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