Black Classical Music: Double Vinyl LPBWOOD310IN
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
C3. Marching Band ft. Masego
C4. Crystal Palace Park ft. Elijah Fox
C5. Presidential ft. Jahaan Sweet
D2. Woman's Touch ft. Jamilah Barry
D3. Tioga Pass ft. Rocco Palladino
D4. Cowrie Charms ft. Leon Thomas & Barbara Hicks