Makaya McCraven's Late Junction mixtape
Verity Sharp presents a mixtape from drummer, producer and jazz collagist Makaya McCraven, plus prepared Indian harp, sonic black holes and a preview of Le Guess Who festival.
Ahead of the London Jazz Festival the cutting-edge drummer, producer and jazz collagist Makaya McCraven takes Verity Sharp on a 30 minute trip through his record collection for the latest edition of the Late Junction mixtape. McCraven studied under jazz luminaries Archie Shepp, Marion Brown and Yusef Lateef, going on to develop his chops in Chicago’s burgeoning scene. His breakthrough album In The Moment marked him out as one of a new wave of composer-producers blurring the boundaries of jazz and electronics.
Elsewhere Verity plays sound scavenger Stuart Chalmers’ prepared Indian harp, sonic black holes from Moor Mother and we preview the eclectic Le Guess Who festival.
Produced by Alannah Chance.
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.