Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes perform NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series, with Jordan Rakei, John Mayer, Tom Driessler, Rocco Palladino, and Joel Culpepper. British guitarist/producer Tom Misch and extraordinary drummer Yussef Dayes were the latest participants in NPR Music‘s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series. They perform two songs from their collaborative debut album “What Kinda Music”. The album was released by Blue Note Records earlier this year and landed at number one position on the Contemporary Jazz Album chart.
Watch below a video of Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes perform for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series, featuring special guests Jordan Rakei and John Mayer:
Musicians recorded their parts separately as the video kicks off with “Nightrider” with Tom Driessler on bass, Jordan Rakei on backing vocals and John Mayer contributing a guitar solo towards the end of the track. As a second song duo perform “Tidal Wave” with bassist Rocco Palladino vocalist Joel Culpepper.
"Yussef comes from a more experimental background, and he has a lot of loose, crazy ideas. I know how to write a catchy melody, but with interesting chords and I have a good understanding of popular song forms, so I think I streamlined those ideas and made them accessible", Tom Misch said about that album.
Listen below to Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes collaborative debut album “What Kinda Music”:
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Anderson .Paak - Lockdown
H.E.R. - I Can't Breathe
SAULT - Sorry Ain't Enough
Jon Batiste, St. Augustine High School Marching 100 - WE ARE
Seth Trachy - JoJo Yelli
Eric Binder Trio, Walter Smith III, Petros Klampanis - Trane Ride
Poldoore - Kodachrome
Knxwledge - tendrly
Project Karnak, Alex Blake, Martin J Stephens - Element
Dinner Party (Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, Kamasi Washington) feat Phoelix - Freeze Tag
Dele Sosimi, Medlar - Full Moon
Etuk Ubong - Mass Corruption
Alan Braufman - Sunrise
Charles Tolliver - Blue Soul
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - When Will I See You Again?
Sun Ra Arkestra - Seductive Fantasy