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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.

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Music Played

  • Negativland

    Destroying Anything

    • True False.
    • Seeland.
  • Makaya McCraven

    Flipped OUT

    • Universal Beings.
    • International Anthem Recording Company.
  • MC Yallah & Debmaster


    • Kubali.
    • Hakuna Kulala.
  • Chik White

    Metal Part Weeping Cliff (excerpt)

    • Raft Recordings From Economy.
    • Notice Recordings.
  • Matana Roberts

    Jewels Of The Sky: Inscription

    • COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis.
    • Constellation.
  • Matana Roberts

    As Far As The Eye Can See

    • COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis.
    • Constellation.
  • Master Musicians of Tanzania

    Tumuunge Mikono

    • Mateso.
    • Triple Earth ‎.
  • Stine Janvin

    Lean In

    • Fake Synthetic Music.
    • PAN.
  • Jeff Mills ‎


    • Sight, Sound And Space.
    • Axis.
  • Yusef Lateef


    • Eastern Sounds.
    • Prestige.
  • Flying Lotus


    • Los Angeles.
    • Warp Records.
  • Art Blakey

    Ya Ya

    • Orgy In Rhythm - Volume One ‎.
    • Blue Note.
  • Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited


    • Gwindingwi Rine Shumba.
    • Earthworks International.
  • Tortoise

    Ten-Day Interval

    • TNT.
    • Thrill Jockey.
  • Dorothy Ashby

    Come Live With Me (Makaya Edit)

  • Mahavishnu Orchestra

    Miles Beyond

    • Birds Of Fire.
    • Columbia.
  • Herbie Hancock

    Succotash (Makaya Edit)

    • Inventions And Dimensions.
    • Blue Note.
  • Quasimoto

    Jazz Cats Pt.1

    • The Unseen.
    • Stones Throw Records.
  • Joe Henderson

    Black Narcissus

    • Soul Of A Nation (Afro-Centric Visions In The Age of Black Power: Underground Ja.
    • Soul Jazz Records.
  • Stuart Chalmers

    Instinct 4

    • The Heart of Instinct.
  • Sam Lee

    The Garden of England (Seeds of Love)

    • Old Wow.
    • Cooking Vinyl Limited.
  • Rothko

    The Day After Your Death

    • Refuge for Abandoned Souls.
  • Moor Mother

    After Images

    • Analog Fluids Of Sonic Black Holes.
    • Don Giovanni Records.
  • Cenk Ergün


    • Anthology of Contemporary Music From Middle East.
    • Unexplained Sounds Group.
  • LEYA


    • The Fool.
    • NNA Tapes.
  • Ayalèw Mèsfin

    Gedawo (The Hero)

    • Hasabe (My Worries).
    • Now-Again Records.
  • Jenny Hval

    Lions (feat. Vivian Wang)

    • The Practice of Love.
    • Sacred Bones.
  • Keeley Forsyth


    • Debris.
    • TheLeafLabel.


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