Makaya McCraven   In the Moment
Release Date: 01/2015

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3.8 excellentErwann S. STAFF | January 11th 22

A suite of improvised (!!!) jams constituting of nujazzfusion bullshit built around hip-hop beats - don't let that fool ya, it's a pure jazz record. The performances are the real deal here - there ain't no composition per se -, the musicians properly discussing with one another - think Herbie Hancock-Jacob Collier level of discussion. It's always groovy, yet firmly mellow too, ultimately landing into that weird but cool spot between background music and bop-yo-head jams.


4.0 excellentGene Gol-Jonsson CONTRIBUTOR | August 29th 21

An album I wouldn't have been able to tell was improvised, had it not been stated several times throughout. I must say, having learned that this is not one large continuous performance takes away my fascination a little, nevertheless Makaya's team did a stellar job at creating one of the smoothest improvisational albums out there, thanks in part to whoever mixed the songs in this order. An hour of material flies by with a breeze.


4.0 excellentHarrySmalldini97 | March 29th 15

I needed to add this to the site, fantastic modern jazz/beat album. Constructed from around 50 different live improvisations, each track feels alive and free yet structured. Which is what I look for in all post production heavy music. Definitely for fans of modern jazz, minimalist jazz (Dawn of MIDI) or hip hop producers such as Madlib. My only critique is that I wished that some tracks where given more time to breathe and develop (except 'first things first', that track is awesome), however this criticism applies to most beat music for me,


4.0 excellentJoellipopelli | May 9th 23
4.0 excellentbrother the shit is classic | December 31st 22
4.0 excellentXSebbyMcMuffinX | November 23rd 22
3.5 greateloimayano | October 19th 22
4.5 superballmelody | May 7th 20
3.5 greatHaelaeif | October 29th 19
4.5 superbjoesmoe4000 | October 1st 19
4.5 superbChicasal86 | May 30th 19
4.5 superbgilly | April 22nd 19
4.0 excellentVOTED most underrated user (2016, 2020) | January 6th 19
4.0 excellentbr4dl3yb34r | December 5th 18
4.5 superbjojocope555 | March 20th 18
4.0 excellentscissorlocked | April 22nd 16

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