In The Moment

Makaya McCraven - In The Moment
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January 20, 2015 / Release Date
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International Anthem / Label
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One of the most proud and brilliantly executed selection of improvised recordings of the last decade. A constant flow of intricate grooves and memorable solos. The mixing of these live, improvised tracks is absolutely prestine as well. I have listened to this record over and over and have yet to lose my bewildered state. Bravo!
In the Moment has nearly two hours of top-shelf improvisational jazz, generally focused on being textural and beat-oriented. A handful of songs will really grab your attention, but the lion's share of tracks here are mellow and make for stimulating background music, without too much abrupt change. Often the musicians find a groove they really feel and loop it, as if sampling themselves in real time. It's really nice.

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Track List

  1. Exploration Intro
  2. The Jaunt
  3. Slightest Right
  4. First Thing First
  5. Lonely
  6. Gnawa
  7. On the Spot
  8. Butterscotch
  9. TomTom
  10. Three Fifths a Man
  11. In the Moment
  12. Quartz
  13. Just Stay Right There
  14. Untitled
  15. Requests
  16. Time Travel
  17. The Encore
  18. The Drop
  19. Finances
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