Makaya McCraven: Universal Beings [2CD]

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Ethno Jazz/World Jazz/Modern Jazz
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kontynent: Ameryka Północna
kraj: USA
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Paris-born, New England-raised, long-time Chicago-residing Makaya McCraven has been at the forefront of genre-redefining movements in jazz since 2015, when he introduced the world to his unique brand of ‘organic beat music’ on the breakout album In The Moment. Culled, cut, post-produced & re-composed by Makaya using recordings of free improvisation he collected over dozens of live sessions in Chicago, through incubation & experimentation In The Moment established a procedural blueprint that he has since been sharpening & developing.

Honing this process on narrower sets of source material, Makaya followed up In The Moment with 2 mixtape releases – 2017’s Highly Rare, a lo-fi free-jazz-meets-hip-hop suite he made from a live 4-track recording, and June 2018’s Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape), which he produced using live recordings from London jazz hub Total Refreshment Centre (captured at a showcase called CHICAGOxLONDON).

Now, after 4+ years of refining his approach, Makaya McCraven puts forth an ambitious new work – Universal Beings – a culmination of concepts conceived by In The Moment, and his most elegant & articulated work yet.

Spurred by a desire to connect with old friends & new collaborators in places where similar spirits & diasporic jazz innovations are thriving, Makaya worked with International Anthem across late 2017 & early 2018 to setup intimate live sessions in New York & Chicago, and pop-up “studio” sessions in London & Los Angeles. Though the contexts and logistics were D.I.Y. (as they almost always are with IARC), the friends & friends-of-friends that Makaya was able to enlist are top tier players across the board. Some might call them super groups of “new” jazz musicians from their respective cities, with Makaya as a common denominator. But more importantly, collectively they make an inspiring display of the organic global inter-connectedness of the Black American music tradition in 2018.

Physically spanning national & international borders to create an album that musically spans deep spiritual jazz meditations, pulsing post-bop grooves & straight-ahead boom-bap, Makaya McCraven defies the simplifications of revisionism & regionalism while celebrating the sounds, settings & stories that define the provenance of his work. Universal Beings projects an all-encompassing message of unity, peace & power by embracing transcendence in all its expressions.

Tracks 1-6 (New York Side) recorded live @ H0L0,
Ridgewood, Queens, NY, August 29th, 2017.
Brandee Younger (harp)
Joel Ross (vibraphone)
Tomeka Reid (cello)
Dezron Douglas (double bass)
Makaya McCraven (drums)

Tracks 7-11 (Chicago Side) recorded live @ Co-Prosperity Sphere,
Bridgeport, Chicago, IL, September 2nd, 2017.
*Shabaka Hutchings (tenor saxophone)
Tomeka Reid (cello)
Junius Paul (double bass)
Makaya McCraven (drums)

Tracks 12-16 (London Side) recorded @ Total Refreshment Studios,
Stoke Newington, London, UK, October 19th, 2017.
Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone)
**Ashley Henry (Rhodes piano)
Daniel Casimir (double bass)
Makaya McCraven (drums)

Tracks 17-22 (Los Angeles Side) recorded @ Jeff Parker's house,
Altadena, Los Angeles County, CA, January 30th, 2018.
Josh Johnson (alto saxophone)
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (violin)
Jeff Parker (guitar)
Anna Butterss (double bass)
Carlos Niño (percussion)
Makaya McCraven (drums)

*Shabaka Hutchings appears courtesy of Verve Label Group
**Ashley Henry appears courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

Recorded & Mixed by David Allen & Dave Vettraino
Artwork by Damon Locks
Insert Portrait by Fabrice Bourgelle
Insert Design by Craig Hansen
Produced by Makaya McCraven
Executive Production by Scott McNiece

1. A Queen's Intro - New York Side 00:32
2. Holy Lands (feat. Brandee Younger) - New York Side 05:14
3. Young Genius (feat. Joel Ross) - New York Side 05:32
4. Black Lion (feat. Dezron Douglas) - New York Side 02:56
5. Tall Tales (feat. Tomeka Reid) - New York Side 04:16
6. Mantra - New York Side 03:48
7. Pharaoh's Intro - Chicago Side 01:58
8. Atlantic Black - Chicago Side 09:10
9. Inner Flight - Chicago Side 03:02
10. Wise Man, Wiser Woman (feat. Shabaka Hutchings) - Chicago Side 03:13
11. Prosperity's Fear (feat. Junius Paul) - Chicago Side 06:11

1. Flipped OUT - London Side 02:40
2. Voila (feat. Daniel Casimir) - London Side 05:00
3. Suite Haus (feat. Nubya Garcia) - London Side 05:09
4. The Newbies Lift Off (feat. Ashley Henry) - London Side 06:19
5. The Royal Outro - London Side 01:44
6. The Count Off (feat. Carlos Niño) - Los Angeles Side 01:09
7. Butterss's (feat. Anna Butterss) - Los Angeles Side 02:59
8. Turtle Tricks (feat. Jeff Parker) - Los Angeles Side 04:15
9. The Fifth Monk - Los Angeles Side 08:01
10. Brighter Days Beginning (feat. Josh Johnson) - Los Angeles Side 02:32
11. Universal Beings (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson) - Los Angeles Side 04:08

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