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Yussef Dayes has shared new single ‘Rust’ featuring longstanding collaborator and friend Tom Misch.

The track is the second single to be shared from the revered multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer’s debut solo album ‘Black Classical Music’, due out 08 September 2023. It is also the follow-up to the full-length’s title track, a collaboration with Charlie Stacey and Venna.



Discussing his upcoming album in his own words Yusseff Dayes commented, “What is jazz? Where did the word derive from? Birthed in New Orleans, born in the belly of the Mississippi River, rooted in the gumbo pot of the Caribbean, South American culture & African rituals. Continuing a lineage of Miles Davis, Rahssan Roland kirk, Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong ~ music that is forever evolving & limitless in its potential. The groove, it’s feeling, the compositions, the spontaneity, with a love for family, the discipline & dedication in maintaining the very high bar set by the pantheon of Black Classical Musicians. Chasing the rhythm of drums that imitated one’s heartbeat, the melodies for the mind and spirit, the bass for the core. A Regal sound for this body of music.”

‘Rust’ arrives alongside the announcement of a special headline performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 12 October 2023, tickets on sale Thursday (08 June) at 10am from Ticketmaster

There will be an exclusive presale from 06 June – fans can either pre-order the album or sign up to the artist’s mailing list to gain access.

Yusseff Dayes ‘Black Classical Music’ Tracklist:

Black Classical Music ft. Venna & Charlie Stacey
Afro Cubanism
Raisins Under The Sun ft. Shabaka Hutchings
Rust ft. Tom Misch
Turquoise Galaxy
The Light ft. Bahia Dayes
Pon Di Plaza ft. Chronixx
Magnolia Symphony
Early Dayes
Chasing The Drum
Birds of Paradise
Marching Band ft. Masego
Crystal Palace Park ft. Elijah Fox
Presidential ft. Jahaan Sweet
Woman’s Touch ft. Jamilah Barry
Tioga Pass ft. Rocco Palladino
Cowrie Charms ft. Leon Thomas & Barbara Hicks

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