Das neueste Projekt von Drummer/Producer Makaya McCraven ist ein Addendum zum gefeierten 2018 Release "Universal Beings". Darauf werden 14 neue Tracks von den Original Sessions präsentiert, produziert von Makaya für den Soundtrack zum gleichnamigen Dokumentarfilm. Ein weiterer essentieller Puzzlestein im International Anthem Katalog.
Directed by Mark Pallman, the Universal Beings documentary follows Makaya to Los Angeles, Chicago, London and New York City for a behind the scenes look into the making of the artists breakthrough album, taking the viewer through the story of Makaya's life, his process and the community of musicians that helped bring this project to life. The Universal Beings documentary and Universal Beings E&F Sides album will be released on all DSPs this July 31st on International Anthem.
Named one of the best jazz albums of 2018 by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, Stereogum, Billboard, SPIN, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, and more, Universal Beings was recorded at four sessions in New York, Chicago, London and Los Angeles, and features some of the best "new" jazz players from those hot bed cities: Brandee Younger, Tomeka Reid, Dezron Douglas, Joel Ross, Shabaka Hutchings, Junius Paul, Nubya Garcia, Daniel Casimir, Ashley Henry, Josh Johnson, Jeff Parker, Anna Butters, Carlos Nin~o and Miguel-Atwood Ferguson - all of whom are on the forthcoming Universal Beings E&F Sides.