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Kirk Whalum’s new album Humanite!

Gospel/Jazz saxophonist recently released a new album titled Humantie’. Kirk recorded Humanite’ in various countries such as Tokyo, Paris, Nairobi, and Johanesburg. The purpose of this album was to channel emotion and bring attention to the various civil rights issues occuring around the world. Kirk Whalum has been in the music game for quite some time, so he would be the perfect musician to travel the world and record songs to channel those emotions. Kirk Whalum has performed with various artists such as Luther Vandross, Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, and the late great Whitney Houston on her number one hit “I Will Always Love You”. He is known to have one of the most successful Jazz Soloist careers, having 25 solo albums under his belt and a number of award wins and nominations. The tracklist includes songs like “Move On Up”, “Everybody Oughta Be Free”, “Wake Up Everybody”, and “Get Your Wings Up”. Kirk does a great job of including vocals, percussion, and of course the saxophone, bringing various sounds together to make the album what it is. Kirk will also be going on a short tour performing many of his hits and various songs from the recent album. Humanite’ is sure to evoke emotion and cause you to think about the lyrics of each song. Check out the full tracklist below and listen to “Get Your Wings Up” featuring Andrea List below! Also check out the cities where Kirk will be touring!


  1. Move On Up, featuring Brendan Reilly (UK)

  2. Everybody Oughta Be Free, featuring Robyn Troop (USA)

  3. Don’t Get Me Wrong(I’m Grateful), featuring Mi Casa (South Africa)

  4. Wake Up Everybody, featuring Afgan (Indonesia)

  5. Wildflower, featuring Liane Carroll (UK)

  6. Get Your Wings Up, featuring Andréa Lisa (South Africa)

  7. Now I Know, featuring Zahara (South Africa)

  8. SJL, featuring Keiko Matsui (Japan)

  9. Korogocho, featuring Marcus Miller and Barry Likumahuwa (NewYork/Indonesia)

  10. Blow 4U (USA)

  11. Kwetu,featuring Ghetto Classics and Aaron Rimbui (Kenya)

  12. Peace, featuring Grace Sahertian (Indonesia)

  13. We Shall Overcome You, featuring Asa (France)

  14. From The East To The West, featuring Heavenese (Japan)

Tour Dates:

Saturday, 12/14, The Monticello, Atlanta, GA

Sunday, 12/15, Community of Faith, Houston, TX

Friday 12/20, Crosstown Theater, Memphis, TN

Sunday, 12/22, Spirit of New York, New York, NY

Monday, 12/23, City Winery, Nashville, TN

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