Primordial Waters sees the prodigiously talented young musician take his explorations in jazz and hip-hop to new heights. Inspired by Orisha stories and Jamael’s Los Angeles roots, the album is heavily infused with Yoruba spirituality and celestial themes. Several of the tracks interpolate traditional Yoruba songs and feature vocals from frequent collaborator Sharada Shashidhar. The album was mixed by Leaving Records’ Zeroh and mastered by Grammy Award-winning audio engineer and Low End Theory founder Daddy Kev.
Jamael performed on Kamasi Washington’s 2018 album Heaven and Earth and has toured with Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Carlos Niño.
For fans of Sun Ra, The Comet is Coming, Kamasi Washington, Moses Boyd, Joe Armon-Jones, Nubya Garcia, Sons of Kemet, Alice Coltrane.