We at Nextbop have made our love of drummer Makaya McCraven known quite frequently. His brilliance is as equally high as a performer as it is as a composer. This is certainly clear in this video of McCraven alongside guitarist Matt Gold, saxophonist Greg Ward (who was also among the very cool people I met a few months ago with JazzReach along with Wayne Escoffery, Glenn Zaleski, and Alex Claffy), and bassist Junius Paul at Chicago’s Constellation performing the song “This Place, That Place”. Check it out after the jump.
Makaya McCraven’s very, very excellent new album, In the Moment, is out now on International Anthem.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.