Kamaal Williams ‎– The Return

Black Focus Records ‎– BFR001CD
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Salaam 8:33
2 Broken Theme 4:26
3 The Return 1:06
4 High Roller 3:00
5 Situations (Live In Milan) 2:59
6 Catch The Loop (Album Version) 6:54
7 Rhythm Commission 2:34
8 Medina 6:57
9 LDN Shuffle
Featuring [Uncredited] – Mansur Brown
10 Aisha 2:21

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Issued in a three-panel Digipak.

This album is dedicated to all the souls that were taken at Grenfell in 2017.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 060384 613420
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5060384613420
  • Matrix / Runout: CA BFR001CD@
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1280
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L039
  • Matrix / Runout: 04/17/18 03:15:25 AM

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Kamaal Williams The Return(CDr, Album, Promo, Wat) Black Focus Records none UK 2018 Sell This Version
none Snips* Kamaal Williams Vs Wu Tang - The Return (Snips Re-Edits)(10xFile, MP3, Album) Black Focus Records none UK 2018
BFR001LP Kamaal Williams The Return(LP, Album, 180) Black Focus Records BFR001LP UK 2018 Sell This Version
BFR001LPX Kamaal Williams The Return(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Black Focus Records BFR001LPX UK 2018 Sell This Version
BFR001VMP Kamaal Williams The Return(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, Red) Black Focus Records BFR001VMP US 2018 Sell This Version


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April 7, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
Like someone mentioned below, "Black Focus" is a more solid experience, although some of the tracks here are just beyond words. First time I heard music from this genius was in July 2018, peaking on strong, pure acid to a 4-hour Mixmaster Morris-set at Ozora. I still have very vivid memories of going nuts to the second part of "Salaam”. My close friend, with whom I shared the trip with, came up to me, and all I could express verbally was the mantra "so much beauty, so much beauty, so much beauty".....

Seriously though - so much beauty....

Catch a glimpse of his soulful
brilliance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcQtdjIB23Y


December 3, 2018
Unreal how bad the pressing is, mine has scratches and hairlines of through the album. Pop and cracks all along. Big disappointment.


July 11, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
Not as good as Black Focus but track 8 (Medina) is sooooo good.


June 28, 2018
Solid musicianship, but why do some songs have the sound quality of rehearsal recordings?


June 12, 2018
Through this record you'll remind the Black Focus sound, but it's definitely not the masterpiece Kamaal previously did with Yussef Dayes. Don't blame the new drummer but the compositions simply don't reach the same level. Two or three good banging tunes for sure, but unfortunately the rest is just vibbin... This deserves 3 stars or so, not more.


May 31, 2018
I received a black vinyl edition from Amazon, and it sounds incredible. This is one hell of a modern jazz album! Highly recommended.


May 29, 2018
Hi guys what is the difference between BFR001LPX and BFR001DL ?