Launching in February, Classic Album Sundays and The Jazz Cafe are set to co-host a series of discussions and live performances exploring key albums and their influence on contemporary music.

Throughout February, March and April, three respected London musicians will perform their own interpretation of a chosen album. Each performance will be introduced by an interview with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy of Classic Album Sundays who will examine how the records have impacted the artist’s own work and its influence on contemporary music in general.

Monday 5th February sees Yussef Kamaal and Dayme Arocena trumpet player Yelfris Valdes performing Donald Byrd – Blue Note Records 1973 release, ‘Black Byrd’.

Jake Long, bandleader of London-based jazz ensemble Maisha and sideman in Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin’s Idiom project, leads a rendition of Miles Davis ‘Bitches Brew’ on Monday 5th March.

Closing the series on Tuesday 17th April, electronic musician and composer Ben Hayes plays Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works 85–92, an album widely regarded as a landmark release for modern electronic music.

Tickets for the first event can be found here.

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