Makaya McCraven's 'In These Times': A musical marvel made by meticulous process

With In These Times, Makaya McCraven has perfected a method in which he weaves jazz improvisation and hip-hop recording techniques together with sensitivity that masks an obsessive attention to detail.

On his new album the drummer, composer and self-described "beat scientist" makes music by way of an elaborate hybrid method combining improvisation with careful editing. It sounds like magic.

(Image credit: Sulyiman Stokes/Courtesy of the artist)