Alfa Mist and Richard Spaven released debut EP of their enigmatic project 44th Move. The pair are two of London's top young innovative jazz players.
Alfa Mist is a self-taught piano player, jazz producer and rapper. His early album "Antiphon" become an international fan-driven success, received more than 6 million streams on YouTube alone. He dropped full-length album “Structuralism” in 2019, followed by the solo piano EP “On My Ones” in February 2020.
Richard Spaven is a jazz drummer and music producer, he debuted with his “Spaven’s 5” on Jazz Re:freshed. His last album is the acclaimed “Real Time” LP on Fine Line. He was working with The Cinematic Orchestra, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Flying Lotus, Jose James, Jameszoo and Jordan Rakei.
Their first release as 44th Move was the track “Broken,” which they released on Valentine’s Day.
“Hope” is the first track from their debut self-titled EP. The record blends jazz with their love of hip hop and broken beat. The pair invited Takuya Kuroda, virtuoso trumpet player to add some magic to their track.
Listen to Alfa Mist and Richard Spaven as the 44th Move from their debut EP below:
“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 other. I found it easy with a ton of inspiration. Ideas kept coming and we were on the same page. In retrospect we want 44th to have an edge - it’s a ‘heart on your sleeve’ project where we can express all those hip-hop and broken beat records” said Richard Spaven.
Watch Alfa Mist and Richard Spaven as a 44th Move from their debut EP below:
44th Move self-titled debut EP will be released 24th April on Black Acre Records.
44th Move Tracklisting:
01. Little Techno
03. Hope ft. Takuya Kuroda
05. Two Nil