London label Waella’s Choice follow up their first two house-leaning releases by casting their eye towards London’s flourishing jazz scene. London on Key assembles 12 keys players for a new compilation, to be released on Piano Day at the end of March.
New and original work comes from Duval Timothy (who also provides the album art) and members of Yussef Days Trio, Ruby Ruston, The Comet Is Coming, Vels Trio, The Expansions, Triforce and esteemed UK trip-hop group Attica Blues. Music ranges from reflective compositions, disarming juxtapositions, jazz dance foundations, wonky synth grooves and pedal experimentations.
The compilation drops on 29th March to coincide with Piano Day, an annual worldwide event which falls on the 88th day of the year, after the number of keys on a piano. To mark the occasion, Waella’s Choice will be taking part in Worldwide FM’s Piano Day broadcast at the Erased Tape Sound Gallery.
Two tracks are available to stream exclusively here. One is from Duval Timothy, with his first new music since the critically acclaimed 2017 album Sen Am. The other is from Alberts Favourites founder, Andrew Ashong keys player and Expansions bandleader Deoke.
Pre-order the full comp from Bandcamp and receive instant downloads of both tracks. Risograph prints will also be available soon.
Aidan Shepherd – Max || Keys for Ruby Rushton
Anna Rose Carter – Ten Thousand || Keys for Dead Light
Charlie Stacey – Four Steps || Keys for Yussef Dayes Trio, Charlie Stacey Trio
Dabriel Garius – Claire || Under super strict embargo 😉
Danalogue – Sweet B || Keys for The Comet Is Coming, Soccer96
Deoke – Grange Park || Keys for The Expansions, Andrew Ashong, Modified Man
Dominic Canning – We Are One || Keys for Triforce
Duval Timothy – Stuck || painter, photographer and solo recording artist
Elliot Galvin – Koan || Keys for Emma-Jean Thackaray, Elliot Galvin Trio
Jack Stephenson-Oliver – Celestial Greens || Keys for Vels Trio
Sarah Tandy – Half Blue || Keys for Daniel Casimir, Sarah Tandy Trio
Tony Nwachukwu – It’s Alright || Keys for Attica Blues. Founder of CDR