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    • Makaya McCraven – A Queen's Intro
    • Makaya McCraven – Holy Lands
    • Makaya McCraven – Young Genius
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    • Makaya McCraven – Mantra
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    • Makaya McCraven – Atlantic Black
    • Makaya McCraven – Inner Flight
    • Makaya McCraven – Wise Man, Wiser Woman
    • Makaya McCraven – Prosperity's Fear
    • Makaya McCraven – Flipped OUT
    • Makaya McCraven – Voila
    • Makaya McCraven – Suite Haus
    • Makaya McCraven – The Newbies Lift Off
    • Makaya McCraven – The Royal Outro
    • Makaya McCraven – The Count Off
    • Makaya McCraven – Butterss's
    • Makaya McCraven – Turtle Tricks
    • Makaya McCraven – The Fifth Monk
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    • 1. A Queen's Intro
    • 2. Holy Lands
    • 3. Young Genius
    • 4. Black Lion
    • 5. Tall Tales
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    • 7. Pharaoh's Intro
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    • 9. Inner Flight
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    • 11. Prosperity's Fear
    • 12. Flipped OUT
    • 13. Voila
    • 14. Suite Haus
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    • 17. The Count Off
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    • 22. Universal Beings


    Universal Beings is jazz drummer / producer Makaya McCraven's most ambitious, elegant and refined work yet. Recorded at two intimate live sessions and two studio sessions across the jazz hotbed cities of New York, Chicago, London, and Los Angeles. McCraven collaborated with an all-star cast of improvisers including Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Jeff Parker, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson,Tomeka Reid, Brandee Younger and Carlos Niño!

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