- International Anthem Recording Company
Makaya McCraven’s modern classic, International Anthem debut In The Moment is available on vinyl for the first time since 2015, when the album’s breakout success made the first pressing an overnight scarcity (in addition to an “Album of the Week” for Gilles Peterson on BBC, and eventually a “Best Album of 2015” in the Los Angeles Times, NY Observer, Pop Matters & Chicago Reader).
Makaya McCraven's early 2015 offering In The Moment was pared from nearly 48 hours of live, improvised performance recorded at 1 venue over 12 months and 28 shows.
Working with instrumental contributions from an array of Chicago jazz players (including Jeff Parker, Joshua Abrams, Marquis Hill, and Matt Ulery), Makaya culled, cut, rendered and remixed the mass of sounds into 19 potent pieces of organic beat music for the original 80-minute, 2xLP issue.
For this new Deluxe vinyl edition, we’ve compiled the original 19-track collection with the 40 minute E&F Sides to make it a full 3xLP set!
Makaya McCraven - drums, beats, loops & overdubs
Matt Ulery - double bass & bass guitar
Marquis Hill - trumpet
Junius Paul - double bass & bass guitar
Justefan - vibraphone
Jeff Parker - guitar
Joshua Abrams - double bass
De'Sean Jones - tenor saxophone
Tony Barba - tenor saxophone & electronics
Executive Producer: Scott McNiece
Produced by Makaya McCraven
Recorded by Dave Vettraino
Mixed by Dave Vettraino & Makaya McCraven
Mastered by Shelly Steffens (Disc 1) and Daddy Kev (Disc 2)
Cover photo by Nathan Michael
Design by Craig Hansen