Kenneth Whalum, the saxophonist for Jay-Z and a touring band member for Frank Ocean, D’Angelo, and others, has released his new solo album Broken Land. Venturing into the R&B world after performing classic jazz, Whalum has said the following about Broken Land, “This is a very personal project for me. I believe so deeply in the reality of my emotions that I find a hard time releasing music until every single thing reflects the feeling.” “I did this with this album. I took the time to experience pain. I didn’t run from it. You hear that on these songs. You feel the heartache but you also feel the victory and joy that comes from those experiences. Sonically it is a very clear statement of all these things.”
Take a listen below.