Jazz beats and flow \\ Alfa Mist exclusive mix for JS
Alfa Mist has been bubbling up in London. With the release on Antiphon—a beatsy Jazz record with samples taken from a family conversation—he’s established himself as a thoughtful musician, and a humble one, too. Despite driving his live shows as a pianist, he doesn’t refer to himself as one. Being self-taught, he told Jazz Standard in a recent interview, “I don’t see myself as a Jazz pianist, or anything like that. Because I’m not there yet, or anything close”.
To celebrate his show at Ronnie Scott’s in London, Alfa Mist has picked tracks from a number of legendary and contemporary artists. Opening with the caress of pianist Bill Evans‘ Lullaby for Helene from 1969, we’re introduced to the animated shuffle of The Meaning of Love from Karin Krog.
Alfa Mist takes us on an alluring trip to his own lounging track Potential via drummer Richard Spaven, producer Flying Lotus and boundary pushing bassist Esperanza Spalding. Vartha from Ambrose Akinmusire‘s thought-provoking album The Imagined Savior is far Easier to Paint also gets a nod at the halfway point.This is an hour’s mix is a necessity for many moods.
\\ Track List
Bill Evans \\ Lullaby for Helene
Karin Krog \\ The Meaning of Love
Flying Lotus \\ Testament (Feat. Gonja Sufi)
Richard Spaven \\ Zeebra III
Christian Scott \\ Cumulonimbus (Interlude)
Kendrick Scott \\ Conviction
Ambrose Akinmusire \\ Vartha
Ari Hoenig \\ Arrows and Loops
Christian Scott \\ American’t
Esperanza Spalding \\ Noble Nobles
Kris Bowers \\ Forget-er (Feat. Julia Easterlin)
Alfa Mist \\ Potential
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JS | Tina Edwards