“Mr. McCraven, a Chicago-based drummer, producer and beat maker, has quietly become one of the best arguments for jazz’s vitality”

 

“If improvisation is a science, McCraven is one of the finest in the lab.”

 

“McCraven expands his entry into the eternally popular realm of jazz-inflected beatmaking (and groove-oriented jazzmaking) with this re-release, a polished effort that begs for (but doesn’t require) rappers to add their take on top.”

 

“Capturing a sound informed by hip-hop’s cut-and-paste beat constructions as much as Teo Macero, McCraven distilled the results into an album that forms an infectious, innovative celebration of creation and the almighty groove.”

 

Highly Rare channels an electric night of raw improv into a shapeshifting form halfway between hip-hop and free jazz.”

Contact

Management
David Passick
David Passick Entertainment
dpassick@me.com

North America Booking
Chris Weller

Big Fish Booking Company
chris@bigfishbookingco.com

Europe Booking
Mike Bindraban
The Good Music Company
mike@goodmusiccompany.com

General Inquiries
makaya@makayamccraven.com

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