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  • Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer: Solar, Live 2016

    Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer: Solar, Live 2016

    One of the best concerts I saw in 2015 was the duo of double bass virtuosos Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer. Besides being unbelievable technicians, their musicality and rapport was astounding. This year they took the show on the road to the UK. Here’s a smoking clip of McBride and Meyer tearing through the jazz... »

  • Christian McBride: The Movement Revisited

    Christian McBride: The Movement Revisited

    Christian McBride may be the host of NPR’s Jazz Night In America, but he won’t let the show feature him unless it’s for something special. That time came this month with a special episode on McBride’s monumental work, The Movement Revisited. Inspired by the written words and speeches of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali,... »

  • Christian McBride Trio To Anchor Mack Avenue SuperBand Tour

    Christian McBride Trio To Anchor Mack Avenue SuperBand Tour

    Ever since its debut in 2012, the Mack Avenue SuperBand has become a staple of the Detroit Jazz Festival. Now the jazz supergroup is taking it on the road in support of their latest release, . Both the album and the tour are anchored by bass master and musical director Christian McBride. His bandmates for... »

  • Christian McBride Trio Releases Live Set from Legendary Club

    Christian McBride Trio Releases Live Set from Legendary Club

    Virtuoso bassist Christian McBride is well known for his residencies at New York City’s The Village Vanguard jazz club, where he has played as a bandleader since 1995. The club is a legendary one, and McBride acknowledges its history. “You feel Coltrane hovering in the vortex. You feel Monk hovering in the vortex. Miles Davis,... »

  • Christian McBride on Latest Orrin Evans Album

    Christian McBride on Latest Orrin Evans Album

    Jazz pianist/composer Orrin Evans has teamed with Grammy-winning virtuoso bassist Christian McBride on his latest record, The Evolution of Oneself. Evans says the album, recorded live in the studio, directly acknowledges things and people that opened his eyes and made him evolve as a person and artist. It also includes surprising elements, such as three... »

  • Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer Team Up For Bass Duo Tour

    Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer Team Up For Bass Duo Tour

    Double bass virtuosos Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer are teaming up for a duo tour this October. The tour begins in Edmonds, Washington at the Edmonds Center for the Arts before bouncing around the country over seven dates including several college appearances. The final performance is slated for October 30th at Emerson University’s Schwartz Center... »

  • Christian McBride Trio: I Guess I’ll Have to Forget

    Christian McBride Trio: I Guess I’ll Have to Forget

    Christian McBride visited the KPLU studios back in March and recorded some tunes (including “Fried Pies”, which we previously shared). Here’s Christian and his Trio – with Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owens, Jr. on drums – performing “I Guess I’ll Have to Forget”. Masters at work. »

  • Christian McBride: Used ’Ta Could

    Christian McBride: Used ’Ta Could

    We’re celebrating Christian McBride’s birthday today with another amazing performance. This one was recorded in 2012, live at KPLU with pianist Peter Martin. Doesn’t get any sweeter than this. Happy birthday, Christian! (After this one, be sure to check out a more recent clip from KPLU, where Christian’s trio performed “Fried Pies“.) »

  • Christian McBride Trio: Fried Pies

    Christian McBride Trio: Fried Pies

    Here’s a clip that will get your foot tapping. Christian McBride and his trio of pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. recently visited Seattle’s KPLU for a small set including their take on the classic Wes Montgomery tune “Fried Pies.” The group is firing on all cylinders as they quickly get into a... »

  • George Duke with Christian McBride: It’s On, Live 2010

    George Duke with Christian McBride: It’s On, Live 2010

    While Christian McBride is typically known for his stellar straight-ahead work, the man can get down on some funk. Here’s a crazy good clip of him in concert with the late great George Duke and drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. at the Java Jazz festival in 2010. The trio gets into a collective consciousness to get... »