A Blue Note Reboot: Makaya McCraven Refreshes Classic Jazz Grooves for a New Generation


Makaya McCraven’s renown as a sound visionary and innovative “beat scientist” would seem to be encoded in his family’s DNA. His dad is jazz drummer Stephen McCraven, whose expansive résumé includes Yusef Lateef, Freddie Hubbard and years playing with Archie Shepp, and his mom is Hungarian singer Agnes Zsigmondi of the band Kolinda, whose boundary-pushing

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