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44th Move by 44th Move

Multifaceted musicians Alfa Mist and Richard Spaven announce identities behind their 44th Move project and drop their debut self-titled EP on Black Acre.

The pair are two of London’s most hotly tipped Jazz artists, and both have a broad range of influences. Alfa Mist is a self-taught piano player with his early album ‘Antiphon’ becoming an international fan-driven success, receiving more than 6 million streams on youtube alone. Since then he has continually moved on to straddle many genres with recent projects such as ‘Structuralism’ and ‘On My Ones’, both experimenting with solo piano, neo-classical and hinting at his roots in Hip Hop.

Meanwhile, Spaven’s accolades includes three studio albums, such as the acclaimed ‘Real Time’ LP on Fine Line, working with The Cinematic Orchestra, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Flying Lotus, Jose James, Jameszoo and Jordan Rakei, not to mention selling out venues like Camden’s Jazz Cafe with Richard Spaven Trio. The pair now team up together for a poignant debut release as 44th Move.

“Creating the sound was just a coming together where we discovered that we shared a lot of the same influences. We got to writing straight away – before we really got to know each… more
released April 24, 2020

All songs written & produced by Richard Spaven & Alfa Mist.
Recording & Mix Engineer Patrick Phillips.
Recorded at The Playpen, Bristol.
Mastered by Frank at the Carvery.

Richard Spaven / Drums
Alfa Sekitoleko / Keys & Vocals (‘Hope’)
Dan Gulino / Bass
Takuya Kuroda / Trumpet (‘Hope’)