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Albums Of The Week: King Khan | The Nature Of Things

The Berlin-based Montreal garage-rocker is in one of his jazzier moods again.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The Nature Of Things is the second jazz album from Berlin-based alternative music legend King Khan. The Nature of Things is his followup to The Infinite Ones, and is titled after David Suzuki‘s nature television show, which he grew up watching. The album features John Convertino (Calexico) on drums, percussion and marimba, Alex White (Fat White Family) on sax and flute, Torben Wesche (King Khan and The Shrines) on saxophone, Davide Zolli (Mojomatics) on percussion and Brontez Purnell (Younger Lovers) on drums and percussion.

The album was heralded by the Malcolm X tribute Snarlin’ Lil Malcolm. “This song is a tribute to one of my biggest heroes of all time, Malcolm X,” Khan says. “When I first wrote this song I wanted to make a free jazz tribute to Malcolm X because of the profound transformation he showed in his life, which ended so tragically. His revolutionary words still ring true to this day.”

The Nature Of Things is dedicated to all those folks out there trying their best to fight for environmental peace and justice, says Khan. “Humanity is on its last legs and in these dire times one must always remember Malcolm’s words: ‘When the I is replaced by we, even illness becomes wellness.’ ”