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Alfa Mist


Fifth album from London-born jazz pianist featuring guest appearances from Bongeziwe Mabandla and Kaya Thomas-Dyke

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  1. 8.0 |   Clash

    ‘Variables’ gently pushes Alfa Mist in a newer direction, there are glimpses of his usual evocative and bassy tones, but overall the project is almost absent of his vocal presence
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    The arrangements and musicianship are consistently top-notch throughout, and the mood maintains a balance between reflection and optimism, making for one of Alfa Mist's most accomplished and enjoyable works to date
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  3. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Warm, subtle jazz rubs shoulders with hip-hop and R&B in an evocative album that hits the sweet spot between accessible and experimenta
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  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Alfa Mists addresses a key weakness in so much contemporary jazz - it actually has some decent tunes. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The cumulative effect is lulling and hypnotic. Print edition only

  6. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Variables can be forgiven for going hard on the, well, variety, and everything here is skillfully constructed and played, whatever the genre
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