Gil Scott-Heron

We’re New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven

  • Gil Scott Heron - We’re New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven
7th February 2020 / CD or LP / XL Recordings

Gil Scott-Heron

We’re New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven


+ Two of our favourites, across the generations.

To mark the tenth anniversary of the release of 'I’m New Here', the thirteenth - and last - studio album from the legendary US musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron, XL Recordings release a unique reinterpretation of the album by acclaimed US jazz musician Makaya McCraven.

Titled 'We’re New Again' arrives exactly a decade after the release of Scott-Heron’s original Richard Russell-produced recording. It’s set to follow in the footsteps of Jamie xx’s highly acclaimed 2011 remix album 'We’re New Here' and will be McCraven’s first release of 2020, following the huge global acclaim heaped upon his 2018 album 'Universal Beings'.

One of the most vital new voices in modern jazz, McCraven is described by the New York Times as a "Chicago-based drummer, producer and beat maker, [who] has quietly become one of the best arguments for jazz’s vitality."

Special Tribute (Broken Home pt. 1)
I'm New Here
Blessed Parents
New York is Killing Me
The Patch (Broken Home pt. 2)
People of the Light
Being Blessed
Where Did the Night Go
Lily Scott (Broken Home pt. 3)
I'll Take Care of You
I've Been Me
This Can't Be Real
Piano Player
The Crutch
Guided (Broken Home pt. 4)
Certain Bad Things
Me and the Devil

Format /CD or LP
Released /7th February 2020
Catalogue / XL1006LP
Barcode / 191404100615
Artist / Gil Scott-Heron
Label /XL Recordings
Genre / Jazz
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