MAKAYA MCCRAVEN - UNIVERSAL BEINGS E&F SIDES VINYL (140G LP W/ HEAVY MATTE JACKET)
Release Date: 25th September 2020
One of the most exciting talents in jazz right now brings us an additional fourteen pieces from the original sessions of his incredible 2018 breakthrough album, Universal Beings. Universal Beings E&F Sides has been prepared and produced by McCraven as a soundtrack to a Universal Beings documentary film. The record features some of the top players in modern jazz, including the likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Jeff Parker, and Miguel-Atwood Ferguson, among many others. Universal!
FFO: Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Jeff Parker, Resavoir
"A new project by Chicago-based drummer/producer Makaya McCraven. An addendum to his critically-acclaimed 2018 release Universal Beings, which The New York Times said "affirms the drummer and beatsmith's position as a major figure in creative music," Universal Beings E&F Sides presents fourteen new pieces of organic beat music cut from the original sessions, prepared and produced by Makaya as a soundtrack to the Universal Beings documentary film. 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 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 Niño and Miguel-Atwood Ferguson - all of whom are on the forthcoming Universal Beings E&F Sides."