Black Focus – Yussef Kamaal
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Ships from: Melbourne
Black Focus is the debut studio album by English duo Yussef Kamaal, composed of drummer Yussef Dayes and keyboardist Kamaal Williams. It was released on 4 November 2016 under Brownswood Recordings. Characterised by its "spontaneity and flow", the album draws influence from electronic music of British origin. It received universal acclaim from music critics, being described as having a culturally diverse palette.
In 2017, Yussef Kamaal were barred from touring in the United States due to Dayes' visa being revoked under the Trump administration, with the barring soon being followed by the duo's breakup. The album experienced moderate success in the United Kingdom, reaching number 13 on the Jazz & Blues chart. It earned Yussef Kamaal the Breakthrough Award at the 2017 Jazz FM Awards, and helped Williams rise to prominence. In 2018, Williams released his debut solo album The Return, which was considered a sequel to Black Focus.
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition