Presented by JAW Family, Good Music Company, JazzJazzJazz & Wadada Records.
♜ Makaya McCraven
07.05.2020, Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Köln
Einlass/Doors: 19:00, Beginn/Stagetime: 20:00
VVK / Presale: 24€ +fees
Aufgrund der aktuellen Umstände muss die Show vom 07.05.2020. auf den 16.11.2020 verschoben werden.
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Due to the current situation, the show is rescheduled for the 16.11.20. Tickets stay valid or can be refunded.
♜ MAKAYA MCCRAVEN
Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The cutting edge drummer, producer, and soniccollagist is a multi-talented force whose inventive creative process & intuitive style ofperformance defy categorization.Called “a sound visionary” (jazzinchicago.org) who is “not your everyday jazz drummer”(thewordisbond.com), McCraven brilliantly moves between genres and pushes theboundaries of jazz and rhythm to create forms of his own.“You are listening to one incredible musician. His style and sound is unique, a heady,skillful, sophisticated and boldly uncompromising mix of jazz and hip hop…” (UK Vibe)His breakthrough album In the Moment was released with International Anthem RecordingCo. (IARC) in January of 2015 and quickly named “Album of the Week” on BBC 6 Radio byinfluential DJ Gilles Peterson. By the end of the year it was a “Best of 2015” selection forLos Angeles Times, Pop Matters, NPR Music’s Jazz Critics Poll, and Apple Music. In 2016, InThe Moment was hailed by Turntable Lab as “one of the most important recordings to datein the modern Jazz world.” In The Moment was a dramatic statement by McCraven, where hedebuted a unique brand of “organic beat music” that quickly launched him into thevanguard of not only Internationally-known jazz artists, but also a niche genre of next-wavecomposer-producers blurring the boundaries of jazz & electronic music.
„Transit“ is FloFilz‘ third album for Melting Pot Music. It is deeply inspired by the UK jazz and hip-hop scene and features collaborations with Alfa Mist, Barney Artist, Biig Piig and K, Le Maestro.
FloFilz previous albums „Metronom“ (2014) and „Cenário“ (2016) were dedicated to the cities of Paris and Lisbon. The visuals for all albums have been created by acclaimed photographer Robert Winter.
„Transit“ is available digital and on LP (limited gatefold edition includes a 20-page photo booklet by Robert Winter).
„Jazz (We’ve Got)“ was the title of the second single from A Tribe Called Quest’s iconic album „The Low End Theory“. It was released in 1991, the same year FloFilz was born. Similar to Tribe FloFilz resurrects jazz for a new generation. He has been doing this for a while now and is pretty good at it, as you might know if you are familiar with his previous works „Metronom“ and „Cenário“.
In 2019 things have changed. Today jazz is not only about diggin‘ old records and learning about Bird and Trane. Jazz is very much alive and the city of London has become one of its epicenters. The UK jazz scene is happening because it is deeply connected with hip-hop, soul and club music. A perfect setting for FloFilz. Over the last 18 months, he has collected serious Eurostar miles, heading from Aachen to London – going to gigs, hanging out with musical allies and recording new material.
This is why he calls his new album „Transit“. Through 18 tracks FloFilz translates the current London vibe in his very own style and fashion and I dare to say that „Transit“ may be the best album he has treated us with so far.