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“Marrying the energy of intimate club performances with 21st-century electronic thinking.”—Rolling Stone
Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The bleeding edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is one of Chicago’s savviest cultural players and a multi-talented force whose inventive process and intuitive, cinematic style defy categorization. His breakthrough album, In the Moment, received widespread acclaim, proving to be a dramatic statement by McCraven that quickly launched him into the vanguard of not only internationally-known jazz artists, but also a niche genre of next-wave composer-producers blurring the boundaries of jazz and electronic music. The New York Times included McCraven’s Highly Rare as one of its Best Albums of 2017.