Makaya McCraven – In The Moment
What can be said about percussionist Makaya McCraven ‘In The Moment’ but that’s a masterpiece. Although tastefully edited with loops and overdubs, the base material for this wonderful record comes from the live recordings of @makayamccraven’s residency shows at the Bedford club in Chicago and maintain all the depth and liveliness of a spontaneous jam, even if all tracks but one are well structured and take the form of modal vamping. The true genius of it, however, lays into McCraven and bandmates (Justin Thomas, Matt Ulery, Junius Paul and Joshua Abrams) predisposition to emulate turntablism, resulting in their swing mimicking something that has a flavour of hip-hop. You can listen to the International Anthems Special here.