The original album track “Source”, before the remix, is an epic 12-minute journey with guest appearances by Ms Maurice, Cassie Kinoshi and Richie Seivwright, blending jazz, reggae and afrobeat.
Makaya McCraven took it a little bit further into his percussive musical landscape.
Nubya took part in Makaya McCraven's recording sessions in London, which end up on critically acclaimed 2018's "Universal Being", and the new one coming soon "Universal Beings E&F Sides".
Watch the videos below to Makaya McCraven remix of Nubya Garcia song “Source”, taken from her self-titled debut album:
“Source” was produced by Garcia and renowned producer Kwes (Nérija, Bobby Womack, Solange), and features Garcia’s hard-touring band of keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones, bassist Daniel Casimir and drummer Sam Jones. LP feautures guest appearances by fellow Nérija bandmate Cassie Kinoshi on alto sax; KOKOROKO horn players Richie Seivwright (trombone) and Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet).
Album follows Garcia’s two highly-acclaimed Eps: 2017’s “Nubya’s 5ive” on Jazz Re:Freshed and 2018’s self-released "When We Are". She is also featured on five of the nine tracks on “We Out Here”; the landmark compilation celebrating London’s thriving jazz scene. In 2018, Garcia won the Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year Award and the Sky Arts Breakthrough Act of the Year Award, followed by the 2019 Jazz FM UK Jazz Act of the Year Award.
Makaya McCraven released in February 2020 “We’re New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven” on XL Recordings, an album reworking Gil Scott Heron's final album “I’m New Here”. Recently he took part in new project called The Chicago Experiment run by Ropeadope Records.
More recently, in July 2020 he shared “Universal Beings E&F Sides” released on International Anthem. It’s Makaya follow up to his critically-acclaimed 2018 release “Universal Beings”, when his musical friendship with Nubya started.
Listen below to Makaya McCraven remix of Nubya Garcia song “Source”, taken from her self-titled debut album:
Nubya Garcia debut album “Source” came out 21 August 2020, via Concorde Jazz.
Nubya Garcia – tenor sax
Joe Armon-Jones – Rhodes piano
Daniel Casimir – double bass
Sam Jones – drums
Cassie Kinoshi - alto sax
Richie Seivwright – trombone
Sheila Maurice-Grey – trumpet
Makaya McCraven – remix
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