GIL SCOTT-HERON - WE'RE NEW AGAIN - A RE-IMAGINING BY MAKAYA MCCRAVEN VINYL (LP)
Release Date: 7th February 2020
The incredible jazz musician Makaya McCraven brings us a righteous re-imagining of the late, great Gil Scott-Heron’s masterpiece, I’m New Here, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original release. We’re New Again breaths energetic new life into the record as McCraven showcases his incredible talents and why he is regarded as one of the greatest modern jazz artists!
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"To mark the Tenth Anniversary of the release of ‘I’m New Here’, the thirteenth - and last - studio album from the legendary US musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron, XL Recordings release a unique reinterpretation of the album by acclaimed US jazz musician Makaya McCraven. Titled ‘We’re New Again’, the album will be released a decade after the release of Scott- Heron’s original Richard Russell-produced recording. It’s set to follow in the footsteps of Jamie xx’s highly acclaimed 2011 remix album ‘We’re New Here’ and will be McCraven’s first release of 2020, following the huge global acclaim heaped upon his 2018 album ‘Universal Beings’. One of the most vital new voices in modern jazz, McCraven is described by The New York Times as a “Chicago-based drummer, producer and beat maker, [who] has quietly become one of the best arguments for jazz’s vitality.”"