JAZZ DIARY \\ Interesting things happening in April

2nd April 2019

April in London means rain showers, Record Store Day releases and a couple of live show highlights from Supreme Standards. Here’s what to look out for this month. 

Corey Fonville and Barney Artist meet on the Supreme Standards podcast

Available now

What are the connections between Jazz and hip-hop? Rapper Barney Artist and drummer Corey Fonville talk about their favourite records and dive into the music of Kendrick Lamar, J Dilla and A Tribe Called Quest. 

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Half of Darkhouse Family presents a new EP

Don Leisure, one half of Welsh duo Darkhouse Family, releases ‘Shaboo vs Halal Cool J’ on 5 April. The name of the EP refers to his two alter egos going head to head. Look out for it on First Word Records. 

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Etta Bond hits Village Underground

8 April 

Following the release of her album, ‘He’s Mine’, Etta Bond is on a 15 date tour around the UK and Europe. Catch her London date at Village Underground. 

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Love Supreme take over Camden’s Roundhouse

13 April

Laura Mvula and Kamaal Williams headline Love Supreme’s second takeover of the Roundhouse in Camden. Check out Supreme Standards’ own stage too with LayFullStop, Dowdelin and Bad Honey, headlined by Neue Grafik. 

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Grab a copy of a major Art Ensemble of Chicago album on Record Store Day

The Spiritual, a free jazz album recorded by the Art Ensemble of Chicago in 1974, gets its first vinyl pressing in over four decades, especially for Record Store Day. 

Project Karnak and PYJÆN hit Corsica Studios

25 April 

Two of London’s most exciting rising bands hit Corsica Studios at the end of April. PYJÆN reveal their debut album in the Summer – Project Karnak have teased new music for 2019, too! Hear what’s to come first, live at Corsica. 

Alfa Mist drops new album ‘Structuralism’

26 April 

East End pianist Alfa Mist follows the critically acclaimed ‘Antiphon’ with a fresh album. Featuring Jordan Rakei and Kaya Thomas-Dyke, ‘Structuralism’ lands at the end of the month. 

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