- Chan Centre Presents
- Makaya McCraven: In These Times
Makaya McCraven: In These Times
Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck will be on hand to serve you from 6PM.
"McCraven has spent the past decade cementing his status as one of the most individual voices in jazz"The Guardian
Gordon Grdina’s Haram
Gordon Grdina-Guitar Oud
Jesse Zubot Violin
Francois Houle Clarinet
Chris Kelly Sax
Kenton Loewen Drums
Tim Gerwing Darbuke
Emad Armoush Vocals/Ney
Special Guest, Trevor Dunn Bass
Makaya McCraven has “quietly become one of the best arguments for jazz’s vitality” (The New York Times). The Paris-born, Massachusetts-raised, Chicago-based drummer, composer, producer, and sonic collagist is a multi-talented “cultural synthesizer” whose inventive process and intuitive, cinematic sound defies categorization.
His newest album, In These Times, is the triumphant finale of a project 7+ years in the making. It’s a preeminent addition to his already-acclaimed and extensive discography, and it’s the album he’s been trying to make since he started making records.
For this very unique world debut, McCraven has assembled a large ensemble of his close collaborators, each an accomplished 21st century jazz musician in their own rite. In These Times releases September 23, of this year on International Anthem, Nonesuch & XL Recordings.
Featuring orchestral, large ensemble arrangements interwoven with the signature “organic beat music” sound that’s become his signature, the album is an evolution and a milestone for McCraven, the producer. But moreover, it’s the strongest and clearest statement we’ve yet to hear from McCraven, the composer.
There will be a free pre-concert talk at 7:15PM with Nou Dadoun in the RBC Cinema available to ticketolders.