Black Classical Music (Vinyl 2LP)

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UK drumming sensation Yussef Dayes is finally releasing his own solo effort, Black Classical Music, out on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings label. Paying homage to his heroes such as Miles Davis and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, all while keeping an eye on the musical horizon that lays ahead, Dayes is joined across nineteen tracks by an impressive host of collaborators including Tom Misch, Shabaka Hutchings, Sheila Maurice Grey, Nathaniel and Theon Cross, plus many more. Top class stuff! - Flying Out

Multi-instrumentalist and visionary artist Yussef Dayes releases his highly anticipated debut solo studio album Black Classical Music 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 and 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 Venn.


1. Black Classical Music (feat. Venna & Charlie Stacey)
2. Afro Cubanism
3. Raisins Under The Sun (feat. Shabaka Hutchings)
4. Rust (feat. Tom Misch)
5. Turquoise Galaxy
6. The Light (feat. Bahia Dayes)
7. Pon Di Plaza (feat. Chronixx)
8. Magnolia Symphony
9. Early Dayes
10. Chasing The Drum
11. Birds Of Paradise
12. Gelato
13. Marching Band (feat. Masego)
14. Crystal Palace Park (feat. Elijah Fox)
15. Presidential (feat. Jahaan Sweet)
16. Jukebox
17. Woman's Touch (feat. Jamilah Barry)
18. Tioga Pass (feat. Rocco Palladino)
19. Cowrie Charms (feat. Leon Thomas & Barbara Hicks)