• Makaya McCraven – The Fours
    • Makaya McCraven – Dream Another
    • Makaya McCraven – Seventh String
    • 1. In These Times
    • 2. The Fours
    • 3. High Fives
    • 4. Dream Another
    • 5. Lullaby
    • 6. This Place That Place
    • 7. The Calling
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    • 9. So Ubuji
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    • 11. The Title

    In These Times is a collection of polytemporal compositions inspiredas much by broader cultural struggles as McCraven’s personalexperience as a product of a multinational, working class musiciancommunity. With contributions from over a dozen musicians and creativepartners from his tight-knit circle of collaborators – including JeffParker, Junius Paul, Brandee Younger, Joel Ross, and Marquis Hill –the music was recorded in five different studios and four liveperformance spaces while McCraven engaged in extensive post-productionwork at home.

    Featuring orchestral, large ensemble arrangementsinterwoven with the signature “organic beat music” sound that’s becomehis signature, the album is an evolution and a milestone for McCraven,the producer. But moreover, it’s the strongest and clearest statementwe’ve yet to hear from McCraven, the composer.

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