Much has been fabricated from Kamaal Williams, aka Henry Wu and one half of of Yussef Kamaal, of his contributions to British jazz and of the seminal The Return album. With all and sundry now up to the mark with the jazz popular-bearer (if you’re nevertheless not familiar, Google is your pal), permit’s dive into his state-of-the-art video, “New Heights”.
Led by using a few skittish piano loops and a light-footed double bass, “New Heights” is Williams at his finest: his much less-is-extra method is at its most distilled and his capability to rein in loose-flowing instrumentation is at its sharpest. To begin with, our cognizance is kept completely on the song via honing the purple-lit video on handiest one or factors at a time — a near-up of Williams’ face, a quick shot of his palms dancing over the keys, or a sequence of silhouettes dancing and flickering in the front of you.
It isn’t long, however, earlier than the main tale kicks off and an intricately choreographed martial arts movie unfolds to the galloping rhythms. As the tempo of “New Heights” hurries up, so do the 2 opponents as they dance around each other at increasingly more mind-blowing speeds.