OwlTail

Cover image of Makaya McCraven

Makaya McCraven Podcasts

Read more

12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Makaya McCraven. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Makaya McCraven, often where they are interviewed.

Read more

12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Makaya McCraven. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Makaya McCraven, often where they are interviewed.

Updated daily with the latest episodes

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

Episode artwork

Episode Twenty - Deuce Ex Machina by Pabst and Universal Beings E&F Sides by Makaya McCraven

Play
Read more

This is episode 20 of Adventures In New Music with Chris & Andy, the new music podcast devoted to discovering new music every week. Welcome along to the adventure, it's great to have you here!

This week we chat about Deuce Ex Machina by Pabst (Andy's choice) and Universal Beings E&F Sides by Makaya McCraven (Chris's choice).

RELATED LINKS

Pabst official website

Makaya McCraven website

Pabst's virtual Rockpalast performance

Cool doc about the making of Universal Beings

Pure Mix website if you fancied having a go at remixing NZCA LINES

McCartney looking very awkward performing Helter Skelter with The Jaded Hearts Club

Marty McFly playing Johnny B Goode and Earth Angel. Just because.

Bassist from the Vines holding things together when the lead singer is destroying the gaff...

Don't forget to check out the Adventures In New Music playlist to see which Pabst and Makaya McCraven tracks gets added. The Adventures In New Music Playlist is available on the website or search Adventures In New Music on Spotify or Apple Music.

What to recommend a new artist or album? In a band we should be checking out? Just fancy getting in touch with us? Please do so via the website or at adventuresinnewmusic@gmail.com

Friend us up on the socials:

Instagram

Facebook

And hit that subscribe button so we pop in your podcast inbox every Friday at 9am.

Next Week...

Next weeks featured albums are Halluzinationen by Sophie Hunger and Self Made Man by Larkin Poe. Have a listen to the album and join us on next weeks adventure.

BYE!!

Andy may or may not have been wearing a back to front baseball cap during the recording of this episode...

Oct 23 2020 · 1hr 1min
Episode artwork

266. Makaya McCraven Listening Party

Play
Read more

Continuing with virtuosic drummers, today we take a shallow dive into the aesthetic world of Makaya McCraven.  I say shallow because there are Carrollesque rabbit holes down which one can dive and become quite lost with Makaya and the musicians with whom he plays.

It is nearly September, 2020, and I will very soon be 46.  Nothing about existence has become easier and I expect a similar trajectory upcoming.  So I, and we, find ways to self-care as we do the work and fight the fights and try to make existence better for all.  And part of my self-care?  Is vibing with music.  So come vibe.

-G

Aug 29 2020 · 51mins

Similar People

Kamasi Washington

Tony Allen

Sharon Jones

Brad Mehldau

Shabaka Hutchings

Nubya Garcia

Snarky Puppy

Robert Glasper

George Benson

Gary Bartz

Ambrose Akinmusire

Joshua Redman

Jaimie Branch

Thana Alexa

Immanuel Wilkins

Episode artwork

A Virtual 'Checkout' Star Summit with Makaya McCraven, Michael League, & more

Play
Read more
Jazz stars aligned in mid-April when New York City was in full lockdown. The Checkout, with help from pianist Greg Spero, beamed-in some big name musicians from around the globe including Sirintip, Marquis Hill and others. Experience the best moments from that session now. With much of the country now sadly having to adjust to the horror New York City faced in the Spring, lessons from his virtual studio session are very relevant today. The show relied heavily on the mind of Greg Spero, a Los Angeles based keyboardist and entrepreneur who briefly experimented with hosting an online show in isolation. Although Mornings with Greg!! is on hold for now, our show features the pianist performing a tricky solo rendition of his tune “Nails.” The song is featured on Spero’s new album Peace ( ropeadope ) with his band Spirit Fingers. Next, drummer Makaya McCraven shows us why he’s well-equipped for quarantine. He gives us a tour of his home studio in Chicago and sheds some light on how he became
Jul 17 2020 · 58mins
Episode artwork

265: Makaya McCraven

Play
Read more

Makaya McCraven is a drummer, composer, and producer whose innovative work draws a creative through-line between generations of seemingly disparate avant-garde movements. He tells Joe about: being raised by musician parents; why he initially resisted pursuing music as a profession; the difference between the "oral musical tradition" in which he was raised and the academic approach he was presented with in college; the decision to start creating work as a bandleader; parenting; and learning when to say yes to collaborative offers.

During the age of social distancing, we're recording remotely and releasing new episodes every day.

Apr 11 2020 · 1hr 3mins
Episode artwork

The Arts Section 01/26/20: Alex Gibney & Makaya McCraven Interviews

Play
Read more

On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek talks to Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney about his new documentary CITIZEN K. The film offers a glimpse of how power works in Russia. Later in the program, Gary catches up with one of Chicago’s most exciting musicians, drummer and producer Makaya McCraven. Also, music critic Dennis Polkow sits down with Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti for an interview about his future plans. The Maestro also discusses his upcoming concert performances of Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana which will take place February 6-8. The Dueling Critics, Kerry Reid and Jonathan Abarbanel, stop by to review a musical titled WHISPER HOUSE. And Gary has the weekly Arts Section calendar.

Jan 26 2020 ·
Episode artwork

#137 Makaya McCraven: Drummer, Producer, Beat Scientist & More!

Play
Read more

Damon gets to interview Makaya McCraven and talk about his adventures in life and touring as well as what a beat scientist is. They talk other concepts as well as filling in the gaps in their past. Marcos joins and there is an educational spotlight, gig alerts, an iconic recording, listener letters, a social soundbyte, music news and more!

Aug 14 2019 · 1hr 57mins
Episode artwork

Episode 20: Makaya McCraven Live in the Jazz Lounge, Love Supreme 2019

Play
Read more

Drummer, composer, producer, 'Beat Scientist'. Chicago's Makaya McCraven stopped by the Jazz Lounge at Love Supreme to have a chat with Tina Edwards.

https://www.instagram.com/_supstandards/
https://www.facebook.com/SupremeStandards/
https://twitter.com/_SupStandards

Look out for a new episode every two weeks

Jul 29 2019 · 48mins
Episode artwork

Makaya McCraven | Finding his community in Chicago, latest project “Universal Beings”, and more

Play
Read more

The Cornerstore spoke with Makaya McCraven about his musical upbringing that shaped him into the contemporary jazz drummer he is today, finding his community in Chicago and beyond, his latest project “Universal Beings” and more.

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3612585/3612585_2019-03-26-121225.64kmono.mp3

Stay connected with The Cornerstore on TwitterInstagram,and Soundcloud!

Mar 26 2019 ·
Episode artwork

Makaya McCraven | Finding his community in Chicago, latest project "Universal Beings", and more

Play
Read more

The Cornerstore spoke with Makaya McCraven about his musical upbringing that shaped him into the contemporary jazz drummer he is today, finding his community in Chicago and beyond, his latest project "Universal Beings" and more.

---

This episode is sponsored by
· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mar 26 2019 · 52mins
Episode artwork

Makaya McCraven's Universe [Mondo Jazz Ep. 54]

Play
Read more

Drummer Makaya McCraven’s new double album “Universal Beings” mixes the artistry and experimentation of jazz with the irresistible dance beats of hip-hop. It also brings together a dream team of collaborators from London, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, including Shabaka Hutchings, Jeff Parker, Nubya Garcia, and Brandee Younger. This episode of Mondo Jazz celebrates Makaya McCraven’s musical universe and its brilliant stars from around the world. The playlist includes Makaya McCraven, Nubya Garcia, Brandee Younger, Jeff Parker, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Shabaka Hutchings, Sons of Kemet, Shabaka and the Ancestors, Isotope 217. Detailed playlist available at https://spinitron.com/radio/index.php?station=rfb&playlist=9040#here Photo credit: Yvonne Schmedemann

Jan 06 2019 · 2hr 1min
Loading