On sunday october 2nd, Mark de Clive-Lowe‘s monthly LA party CHURCH turned one year old. The clubnite is the first sunday of the month at Angel’s Piano Bar on LA’s westside in Santa Monica. Over the course of the night he takes the music from a live acoustic jazz trio set to an improvised electronic beats session with special guests and guest DJ sets inbetween and after. You never know who’s going to turn up – whether it’s the likes of Chris Daddy Dave or Ohmega Watts jumping on the band stand; Louie Vega or Leon Ware hanging out in the audience; Robert Glasper jamming drums (!) with the guest DJ or some other unexpected surprise, CHURCH is all about taking the music somewhere new.
In commemoration of the one year celebration, He has put together a new mixtape featuring some of his favorite cuts from some of his favorite jazz artists. it’s a free download, click the cover image to get it!
Sonny Rollins – Round Midnight
Ronnie Foster – Mystic Brew
A Bossa Electrica – Sob A Luz Do Sol
Freddie Hubbard – Neo Terra
Ahmad Jamal – The World is a Ghetto
MdCL – Smoked Something
Kim Burrell – Seeing Over
Mandrill – Movement 5 (Beginning)
Sun Ra – Where Pathways Meet
Charles Tolliver – Ruthie’s Heart
Max Roach – Equipoise
Marcus Belgrave – Space Odyssey