Makaya McCraven Vinyl, CD & tapes by Makaya McCraven at Norman Records

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Makaya McCraven
Universal Beings E&F Sides

A coda to his acclaimed 2018 album Universal Beings that was a soundtrack to a documentary of the same name, Chicago-based drummer Makaya McCraven presents 14 new pieces from the original sessions. Universal Beings E&F Sides is a fantastic complement to one of the best jazz albums of recent years. 

Makaya McCraven
Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape)

Here we have the distilled results of a happy meeting between new collaborators, including Makaya McCraven, Nubya Garcia, Soweto Kinch, Ben LaMar Gay, Quiet Dawn and more. Lots of live fun was had under the CHICAGO X LONDON banner, and the recordings were then taken home for remixing and rearranging by Makaya. The resultant Mixtape is vibrant indeed.
  • CD (IARC20CD)

Gil Scott-Heron
We're New Again – A Re-imagining by Makaya McCraven

'We’re New Again' is a reworking of Gil Scott-Heron’s final album, 2010's 'I’m New Here', by jazz musician Makaya McCraven. Makaya’s principal instrument is the drums but he can turn his hand to production too, and as such getting stuck into Scott-Heron's soul-jazz poetics was right up his street. 'I’m New Here' was previously given a full remix treatment by Jamie xx back in 2011, but 'We're New Again' is a wholly different beast. This jazz take is most intriguing.

Makaya McCraven
In The Moment (Deluxe Edition)

In The Moment by Makaya McCraven was more successful than anticipated upon its initial release in 2015 meaning the first pressing disappeared pretty quickly. Giles Peterson made it his album of the week and several US publications made it their album of the year. This is the first repressing of the Paris-born jazz drummer’s sophomore release since 2015, expanded to a 3LP set.

Makaya McCraven
Universal Beings

Get ready for some more Epic Jazz -- 2018 has been another good year for it, what with Kamasi and all -- it's hot jazz drummer and producer Makaya McCraven with his latest LP 'Universal Beings'. The record was cut at two intimate live sessions and two impromptu studio sessions, in four cities: New York, Chicago, London and L.A. A total of 15 musicians worked with McCraven -- stellar improvisers all -- with Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia and Jeff Parker being but three of them. Double LP or double CD, on International Anthem Recording Co.
  • Vinyl Double LP (IARC22LP)