Endlich wieder erhältlich! Das 2008er Album von Makaya McCraven ist ein Genreklassiker und Meilenstein der neuen Jazzszene in den USA. Featuring: Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Tomeka Reid, Joel Ross, Brandee Younger, Jeff Parker, u.v.m.
Drummer/producer Makaya McCraven’s epic 2018 album Universal Beings was a breakthrough release – both for Makaya as an artist and also for an entire class of “new jazz” artists who in recent years have been making waves from Chicago to New York to London and Los Angeles. Featuring an all-star cast of genreredefining players (incl. Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Tomeka Reid, Joel Ross, Brandee Younger, Jeff Parker…) recorded in the four aforementioned cities, the music of Universal
Beings was composed in collective improvisational sessions before being post-produced by McCraven into twenty-two lyrical instrumental pieces of “organic beat music.”
Universal Beings received “Best of 2018” honors from over 30 publications and media outlets including… NOISEY, Rolling Stone, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, SPIN, Billboard, Guardian, Stereogum, Bandcamp, All Music, Wall Street Journal, NPR Music, Aquarium Drunkard, Los Angeles Times.