Alfa Mist first hit our radars three years ago with his wondrously abating rework, (alongside vocalist Emmavie) of James Blake’s Retrograde. A few solo and collaborative projects later, the young pianist come producer, is set to release possibly his most accomplished piece to date. Antiphon showcases Alfa’s overt talent seated on piano stool; embracing his clear love for jazz which has long bubbled gently throughout his work in a Glasper-like (of the trio outfit) fashion.
We’re thrilled to premiere one of our picks from Antiphon, a project Alfa advised, is based on a conversation with his brothers regarding mental health and relationships. ‘Errors’ demands attention from the off with discordant stabs in an off kilter time signature. Then just when you’ve come around to following, Alfa guides you with a dreamy returning phrase to eloquent wandering sax and electric guitar solos. Forgoing his own solo in the latter half of the track, Alfa doesn’t disappoint artfully displaying his comfort speaking in an improvisatory language. Alfa has finally made his overdue mark on London jazz.
Antiphon EP is released 3rd March, grab it then from Alfa’s Bandcamp page.