Black Classical Music: White Double Vinyl LP
Yussef Dayes

Black Classical Music: White Double Vinyl LP

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Label: Brownswood Recordings
Release Date: 8th September

We're not ones to shy away from hyperbole and neither should we when a record is this good and we say with our chests 'This Is The Best UK Jazz Record of the Year'. I'm listening to the private listen link and it's a deep listen, sounding like an instant classic piece of jazz taking in spiritual, fusion, plenty of funk, dub and all the best bits of modern UK jazz. It's Black Classical Music, alright.

Multi-instrumentalist and visionary artist Yussef Dayes is set to release his highly anticipated debut solo studio album ‘Black Classical Music’, on the 8th September 2023. Available on Double 12” LP Vinyl with special limited edition white vinyl exclusive to indie stories, as well as digital and CD via Brownswood Recordings, Warner Music and Cashmere Thoughts Recordings.

‘Black Classical Music’ is a 19-track record taking listeners through a looking glass into the exalted artist’s past and present whilst exploring themes of home and family. The album draws influence from his musical heroes Miles Davis & Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Yussef’s extensive travel around the globe that has deepened his study of rhythm.

Honourable features on “Black Classical Music” - Chronixx, Jamilah Barry, Tom Misch, Shabaka Hutchings, Miles James, Sheila Maurice Grey, Nathaniel Cross, Theon Cross and the Chineke! Orchestra, plus Venna, Rocco Palladino, Charlie Stacey & Elijah Fox

A1. Black Classical Music ft. Venna & Charlie Stacey 
A2. Afro Cubanism  
A3. Raisins Under The Sun ft. Shabaka Hutchings 
A4. Rust ft. Tom Misch 
A5. Turquoise Galaxy  

B1. The Light ft. Bahia Dayes  
B2. Pon Di Plaza ft. Chronixx 
B3. Magnolia Symphony  
B4. Early Dayes  
B5. Chasing The Drum  

C1. Birds Of Paradise  
C2. Gelato  
C3. Marching Band ft. Masego 
C4. Crystal Palace Park ft. Elijah Fox 
C5. Presidential ft. Jahaan Sweet 

D1. Jukebox  
D2. Woman's Touch ft. Jamilah Barry 
D3. Tioga Pass ft. Rocco Palladino  
D4. Cowrie Charms ft. Leon Thomas & Barbara Hicks  

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