Mixed By – Dave Vettraino, Makaya McCraven. Photography By – Nathan Michael. Producer – Scott McNiece. In The Moment (2xCD, Album, Dlx). International Anthem Recording Company.
In the Moment by Makaya McCraven, released 20 January 2015 1. Exploration Intro 2. The Jaunt 3. Slightest Right 4. First Thing First 5. Lonely 6. Gnawa 7. On The Spot 8. Butterscotch 9. TomTom 10. Three Fifths a Man 11. In the Moment 12. Quartz 13. Just Stay Right There 14. Untitled 15. Requests 16. Time Travel 17. The Encore 18. The Drop 19. Finances Nearly 48 hours of live improvised performance recorded at 1 venue over 12 months and 28 shows - culled, cut, rendered, and remixed into 19 potent pieces of organic beat music.
Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The cutting edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is a multi-talented force whose inventive process & intuitive style of performance defy categorization. Called a sound visionary (jazzinchicago. org) who is not your everyday jazz drummer (thewordisbond. com), McCraven brilliantly moves between genres and pushes the boundaries of jazz and rhythm to create forms of his own. You are listening to one incredible musician. His breakthrough album In the Moment was released with International Anthem Recording Co. (IARC) in January of 2015 and quickly named Album of the Week on BBC 6 Radio by influential DJ Gilles Peterson. By the end of the year it was a Best of 2015 selection for Los Angeles Times, Pop Matters, NPR Music’s Jazz Critics Poll, and Apple Music.
These are the ingredients for Chicago-based drummer Makaya McCraven's album In the Moment. However, McCraven, as the producer he also is, has not just thrown some random sounds together. Instead, he has carefully culled, cut and remixed the music into a coherent whole and 19 complex and catchy compositions emerge from his hands. The meeting between completely fresh improvisations from some of Chicago's finest musicians and the shrewd sense of structure from McCraven makes the album successful. The spirit of this record is definitely jazz. It is music in the moment that deserves to be preserved. Perhaps, one day there will be a deluxe version of this album with all the raw cuts that will reveal just how much work McCraven has done to make all the pieces fit together. Think of Miles Davis and the work of Teo Macero on albums like In a Silent Way (Columbia, 1969).
Makaya McCraven – drums, beats, loops & overdubs Matt Ulery – double bass & bass guitar Marquis Hill – trumpet Junius Paul – double bass & bass guitar Justefan – vibraphone Jeff Parker – guitar Joshua Abrams – double bass De’Sean Jones – tenor saxophone Tony Barba – tenor saxophone & electronics. We Proudly Presen. here You At Records & Schemes! 2 weeks ago.
Album · 2015 · 19 Songs. As a composer, McCraven has a way with the steady build: During The Jaunt, check out the momentum he builds with bass, vibes, guitar, and saxophone. In the Moment Makaya McCraven. Listen on Apple Music.
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|1-4||First Thing First||12:07|
|1-7||On The Spot||2:28|
|1-10||Three Fifths a Man||4:21|
|1-11||In the Moment||4:50|
|1-13||Just Stay Right There||2:42|
|2-3||Standing On Shoulders||2:22|
|2-8||50 Thousand Miles||2:30|
|IARC 0003||Makaya McCraven||In The Moment (2xLP, Album, RP)||International Anthem Recording Company||IARC 0003||US||2015|
|IARC 0003||Makaya McCraven||In The Moment (CD, Album)||International Anthem Recording Company||IARC 0003||US||2015|
|IARC 0003||Makaya McCraven||In The Moment (2xLP, Album)||International Anthem Recording Company||IARC 0003||US||2015|
|IARCEF03||Makaya McCraven||In The Moment E & F Sides (12", Ltd, Bro)||International Anthem Recording Company||IARCEF03||US||2016|
|IARC EF03||Makaya McCraven||In The Moment E & F Sides (12")||International Anthem Recording Company||IARC EF03||US||2016|