Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Gil Scott-Heron - We're New Again - A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

We're New Again - A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven

Gil Scott-Heron & Makaya McCraven

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Select Audio Quality

To be elegible for this price, subscribe to Sublime+

A year before passing away in the spring of 2011, Gil Scott-Heron released an extraordinary future-blues album, one of the most beautiful works of his entire discography, when even his most loyal fans had stopped expecting anything new from their idol standing the test of life, dope and paranoia. With I’m New Here, his generation’s most out-of-this-world poet, singer, songwriter and jazzman, and the man who was considered by many as the godfather of hip-hop blended his politically charged prose with a stripped back instrumentation produced by Richard Russell, patron of the XL Recordings label who went to collect him from Rikers Island prison in New York so that they could work together. A year later, Jamie xx from the band The xx made We’re New Here which cleverly remixed the entire album and became a fascinating example of top-tier minimal electro…

To celebrate ten years since I’m New Here, Russell has called on one of the most talked-about jazzmen of the moment, drummer Makaya McCraven, to ‘reimagine’ it in his own way. The result is surprising, and sheds a new light on the opus. The original simplicity has been shunned in favour of an orgy of pure jazz improvisation, paired with a huge level of groove. Makaya is the perfect candidate for finding the right level of playing to match the crepuscular flow emitted by Gil Scott-Heron. Striking a balance between honouring the departed soul brother and affirming his own voice, the drummer appears to highlight the link between Scott-Heron and percussion. Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, his first album released in 1970, was in fact only composed of vocals and percussion. Hopefully this beautiful project We’re New Again will incite the younger generation to rediscover Gil Scott-Heron’s work, some of the most underestimated music of the 20th century. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

More info

We're New Again - A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven

Gil Scott-Heron

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 60 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 60 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Special Tribute Broken Home pt. 1
00:00:42

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

2
I'm New Here
00:04:13

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Davie, Engineer - Brandee Younger, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Callahan, ComposerLyricist - Joel Ross, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Greg Spero, AssociatedPerformer

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

3
Running
00:02:04

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Jeff Parker, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Junius Paul, AssociatedPerformer - Ben Lamar Gay, AssociatedPerformer

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

4
Blessed Parents
00:01:09

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

5
New York is Killing Me
00:05:19

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Fred Jackson, AssociatedPerformer - Jeff Parker, AssociatedPerformer - KIM JORDAN, AssociatedPerformer - Brandee Younger, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Junius Paul, AssociatedPerformer - Greg Spero, AssociatedPerformer - Michelle Hutcherson, Choir - Tiona Hall, Choir - Tyria Stokes, Choir

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

6
The Patch Broken Home pt. 2
00:01:16

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

7
People of the Light
00:02:54

Gil Scott-Heron, Composer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Davie, Engineer - Jeff Parker, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Junius Paul, AssociatedPerformer - Greg Spero, AssociatedPerformer

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

8
Being Blessed
00:00:14

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

9
Where Did the Night Go
00:02:37

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Greg Spero, AssociatedPerformer

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

10
Lily Scott Broken Home pt.3
00:01:05

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Jeff Parker, AssociatedPerformer - Brandee Younger, AssociatedPerformer - Joel Ross, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

11
I'll Take Care of You
00:03:25

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Brook Benton, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Brandee Younger, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

12
I've Been Me
00:00:35

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Jeff Parker, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

13
This Can't Be Real
00:01:29

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Greg Spero, AssociatedPerformer

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

14
Piano Player
00:00:36

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

15
The Crutch
00:02:33

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Jeff Parker, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ben Lamar Gay, AssociatedPerformer

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

16
Guided Broken Home pt.4
00:01:57

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Jeff Parker, AssociatedPerformer - Brandee Younger, AssociatedPerformer - Joel Ross, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist - Junius Paul, AssociatedPerformer

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

17
Certain Bad Things
00:00:13

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Guy Davie, Engineer - Jeff Parker, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

18
Me and the Devil
00:04:47

Gil Scott-Heron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Davie, Engineer - Robert Johnson, ComposerLyricist - Dave Vettraino, Mixer, Engineer - Makaya McCraven, Producer, Mixer, FeaturedArtist

2020 XL Recordings Ltd 2019 XL Recordings Ltd

Album Description

A year before passing away in the spring of 2011, Gil Scott-Heron released an extraordinary future-blues album, one of the most beautiful works of his entire discography, when even his most loyal fans had stopped expecting anything new from their idol standing the test of life, dope and paranoia. With I’m New Here, his generation’s most out-of-this-world poet, singer, songwriter and jazzman, and the man who was considered by many as the godfather of hip-hop blended his politically charged prose with a stripped back instrumentation produced by Richard Russell, patron of the XL Recordings label who went to collect him from Rikers Island prison in New York so that they could work together. A year later, Jamie xx from the band The xx made We’re New Here which cleverly remixed the entire album and became a fascinating example of top-tier minimal electro…

To celebrate ten years since I’m New Here, Russell has called on one of the most talked-about jazzmen of the moment, drummer Makaya McCraven, to ‘reimagine’ it in his own way. The result is surprising, and sheds a new light on the opus. The original simplicity has been shunned in favour of an orgy of pure jazz improvisation, paired with a huge level of groove. Makaya is the perfect candidate for finding the right level of playing to match the crepuscular flow emitted by Gil Scott-Heron. Striking a balance between honouring the departed soul brother and affirming his own voice, the drummer appears to highlight the link between Scott-Heron and percussion. Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, his first album released in 1970, was in fact only composed of vocals and percussion. Hopefully this beautiful project We’re New Again will incite the younger generation to rediscover Gil Scott-Heron’s work, some of the most underestimated music of the 20th century. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

About the album

Distinctions:

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...
More on Qobuz
By Gil Scott-Heron
The Bottle Gil Scott-Heron
Pieces of a Man Gil Scott-Heron
I’m New Here Gil Scott-Heron
Save the Children Gil Scott-Heron
You may also like...
In your panoramas...
Neo Soul in 10 Albums

In the midst of the 90s when hip-hop was going through its golden age, a revolution within soul music was also underway. With Erykah Badu, D’angelo, Jill Scott and many others, the genre found again its class: an echo of the simplicity and refinement that brought to life the albums of Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and Roberta Flack. After years in the shadow of the reigning ultra-commercial and soft R&B, the noticeably more underground Neo Soul, or Nu Soul, relit the flame of soul music and returned it to its roots in terms of both composition and lyricism. A brief but highly influential movement.

“Thriller”: The Anatomy of a Masterpiece

With "Thriller” in 1982, the best-selling album of all time, Michael Jackson broke down the boundaries between styles, races and audiences. However, most of all, it was an album that completely shook up the pop music industry of the 20th century.

How Kanye West Turned Hip-hop on its Head

Over the last twenty years, Kanye West has consistently changed the course of rap music and influenced his era’s pop scene like no other. Collaborating with Paul McCartney, Rick Rubin, and Rihanna, he has both revitalized the careers of Jay-Z and Common and provided a platform for Kid Cudi and John Legend. Kanye West remains a major influence on artists such as Childish Gambino, Drake and The Weeknd. Cast yourself back to the career of an endlessly enigmatic artist.

In the news...