Yussef Kamaal ‎– Black Focus

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Black Focus 4:34
Strings Of Light 8:28
Remembrance 9:00
Yo Chavez 3:59
Ayla 0:46
O.G. 0:46
Lowrider 4:28
Mansur's Message 2:06
Wingtai Drums 1:16
Joint 17 8:19

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist  Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BWOOD0157CD Yussef Kamaal Black Focus(CD, Album) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD0157CD UK 2016 Sell This Version
BWOOD0157LP Yussef Kamaal Black Focus(LP, Album, RP) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD0157LP UK 2017 Sell This Version
BWOOD0157LP Yussef Kamaal Black Focus(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD0157LP UK 2016 Sell This Version
BWOOD0157LP Yussef Kamaal Black Focus(LP, Album) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD0157LP UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Yussef Kamaal Black Focus(10xFile, WAV, Album, 24 ) Brownswood Recordings none UK 2016
none Yussef Kamaal Black Focus(CD, Album, Promo) Brownswood Recordings none UK 2016 Sell This Version
BRBW157, BWOOD0157CD Yussef Kamaal Black Focus(CD, Album) Beat Records, Brownswood Recordings BRBW157, BWOOD0157CD Japan 2016 Sell This Version

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wassim_elia

wassim_elia

October 5, 2019
referencing Black Focus, LP, Album, RP, BWOOD0157LP

Some surface noise but it's dynamic all of the time and it's a really good pressing!
zdkaiser94

zdkaiser94

May 5, 2019
referencing Black Focus, LP, Album, RP, BWOOD0157LP
Fantastic press, gets absolutely silent when it's supposed to, reels you in with the rising and falling of the tempo, nice separation of each artist's weapon of choice - get it while it's cheap
dazzradd

dazzradd

February 22, 2019
referencing Black Focus, LP, Album, RP, BWOOD0157LP
My repress has annoying surface noise apparent during intros and quieter passages, otherwise the cut is clear, loud & proud.
System:
Linn LP12, Fidelity research FR-14 tone arm & FR1 mk3 mc cartridge
Linn Kairn pre-amp + 2 x LK100 power amps, QED cable & bi-wired Ruark Prologue speakers
jikurisoma

jikurisoma

January 29, 2019
referencing Black Focus, LP, Album, Ltd, Whi, BWOOD0157LP
Incredible. The quality of the pressing is superb, and the recording captures something special with Yussef Dayes, Mansur Brown and Kareem Dayes laying into a thick, textural, calculated and groovy jam with Henry Wu on keys.

This is a defining moment in the sound of jazz on planet Earth in the 21st century.

loetc

loetc

January 4, 2019
referencing Black Focus, LP, Album, RP, BWOOD0157LP
I'm sitting here listen to this wonderful and clear sounding record. Mine also sounds fantastic!!!!!
All_sales_are_vinyl

All_sales_are_vinyl

December 14, 2018
referencing Black Focus, LP, Album, RP, BWOOD0157LP
Crazy to see all the mixed reviews. Mine sounds fantastic! Worth every penny
guillaume.cugnet

guillaume.cugnet

December 7, 2018
referencing Black Focus, LP, Album, BWOOD0157LP
Hello,

Does anyone knows how to differenciate the 1st realease, from the repress 1 and 2 ?

Is the difference only checkable by weighting it ? In this case, could you guys indicate the weight of your vinyl, to make us able to compare hahaha ?
What about the musicality ? It's kinf of abstract and depends a lot of the personal sensitivity and the Hi-Fi installation which is playing the album...

I need help on that case (it's for a present, and I want to offer the best as possible, as my brother cares about the musical details which are inherent to the audio mastering and the press quality).
blattsalat

blattsalat

November 23, 2018
referencing Black Focus, LP, Album, RP, BWOOD0157LP

The music is great but sadly the pressing isn‘t. It‘s not worth to buy the vinyl, very silent with some noise...
lostindigital

lostindigital

July 4, 2018
referencing Black Focus, LP, Album, BWOOD0157LP

Just arrived… My collection of Herbie Hancock`s records is going on shelf. Yussef is taking over THE SPIN... PEACE.
kool_fraser

kool_fraser

June 28, 2018
referencing Black Focus, LP, Album, BWOOD0157LP
stunning album, modern jazz-funk masterpiece from a group of the top UK jazz players