5LP – YT176LP

Kamasi Washington has so many ideas, it sometimes feels like he’s racing against time to say them all. Heaven and Earth, his vast, sweeping second album, conveys an obvious urgency to tell a story with each track. On it, he is a performer, a truth teller, a jazz prophet for whom no canvas is too large and whose recordings sometimes feel like they are just scratching the surface of everything he wants to communicate.