It’s amazing how high Kenneth Whalum III can rise. He’s a saxophonist constantly in demand, touring constantly. His latest gig is backing D’Angelo on his latest tour (hopefully, he’s playing with D on that Fun Fun Fun Fest stop in Austin in November). Yes, KWIII is running all over the place but he’s still making moves on his sophomore album, the long awaited Through Hell & High Water, which hopefully will release later this summer. In the meantime, Whalum just dropped the video to the album’s first single, “Away” featuring Big K.R.I.T., directed by Squint and K Cutta. Check it out after the jump.
You can cop “Away” now on iTunes while Through Hell and High Water is still out there percolating but see what happens this summer.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.