King Khan has shared the video for “Wait Till The Stars Burn,” a highlight from his first-ever jazz album The Infinite Ones (out now via Khannibalism / Ernest Jenning Record Co.). The album features contributions from Marshall Allen and Knoel Scott (Sun Ra Arkestra) and John Convertino and Martin Wenk (Calexico), among many others. See below for the full list of featured musicians.
Made as a tribute to Katherine Dunham, “matriarch and queen mother of black dance”, the video features Brontez Purnell, who learned at her school of dance, whose alumni also included Eartha Kitt… The song feature’s Marshall Allen & Knoel Scott of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Ben Ra from the Shrines, Davide Zolli from the mojomatics, as well as John Convertino, from Calexico on drums. King Khan wrote this piece as a “celestial ode to Sun Ra” and specifically requested Brontez to do a tribute to the great Katherine Dunham in the video. Call it an incantation or voodoo blessing if you want, but this intergalactic meeting of the minds happened during the pandemic, uniting souls and sounds from Berlin, Tucson, Oakland, Koln, Venice, and back to the Sun Ra House in Philly.