London on Key, Various Artists [Waella’s Choice, 2018]
This week on Morning Mari* we’re paying tribute to the piano, with our album of the week, London on Key. Released by Waella’s Choice, the compilation features 12 original tracks by some of London’s best keys players.
Out on 29th March, the release coincides with Piano Day, which falls on the 88th day of the year, after the number of keys on a piano. Artists include Duval Timothy, who also produced the album artwork (available as a riso print), members of The Comet is Coming, The Expansions, Triforce, Vels Trio and more.
From the simple beauty of Aidan Shepherd’s (Ruby Rushton) opening track to Dominic Canning’s (Triforce) beat-driven synth tune, We Are One, London on Key not only celebrates the piano – it hails the collaboration and creativity at the heart of London’s jazz scene.
Listen to the compilation below, the only place to enjoy in full until release day.
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, Poppy Ajudha, Charlotte dos Santos
Sarah Tandy – Half Blue || Keys for Daniel Casimir, Sarah Tandy Trio
Tony Nwachukwu – It’s Alright || Keys for Attica Blues. Founder of CDR