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  • Chick Corea & The Vigil: Galaxy 32 Star 4

    Chick Corea & The Vigil: Galaxy 32 Star 4

    Christian McBride may be best known for his killer upright playing, but as we’ve shown before, he can also tear it up on electric. Here’s a fine piece of evidence with a live video of the bassist laying the foundation on fretless for the song “Galaxy 32 Star 4” with Chick Corea & The Vigil.... »

  • Melissa Walker and Christian McBride: Just One of Those Things

    Melissa Walker and Christian McBride: Just One of Those Things

    Kevin has been filling my inbox with some stellar bass videos lately. Here’s another, with bassist Christian McBride and vocalist Melissa Walker performing “Just One of Those Things” on WBGO’s “Singers Unlimited” show. Christian is such a beast. »

  • Christian McBride Big Band Releases “Bringin’ It”

    Christian McBride Big Band Releases “Bringin’ It”

    He started his career as a band leader by Gettin’ To It, but now Christian McBride is Bringin’ It on his new big band album. It’s the famed jazz bassist’s second album with his big band, which has a few new members this go around. The adjustment was a quick one. “These guys know my... »

  • Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Raise Four

    Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Raise Four

    Christian McBride has a new band, known as the New Jawn Quartet. Thanks to the good folks at SFJAZZ, we have some footage to share. “Echoing the two horns/no piano lineup of the classic Ornette Coleman quartet, New Jawn is comprised of some of the most forward-thinking jazz artists on today’s scene,” SFJAZZ shared. We... »

  • Solo Career-Spanning Sting Vinyl Set Released

    Solo Career-Spanning Sting Vinyl Set Released

    So, you love yourself some Sting. And you love vinyl. Well, then, The Studio Collection is right up your alley. The 11-LP vinyl box set includes all the bassist-singer-songwriter’s A&M Records studio albums in one collection. The set includes Brand New Day and Sacred Love, which were not previously released on vinyl. Along with Sting,... »

  • Christian McBride Appears on Tribute to Jazz Great Elvin Jones

    Christian McBride Appears on Tribute to Jazz Great Elvin Jones

    Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun has assembled a group of top jazz musicians for his tribute to jazz drumming great, the late Elvin Jones. Celebrating Elvin Jones features virtuoso bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist Antoine Roney, keyboardist Carlos McKinney, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and other players, like Jan Hammer, who played as part of Jones’ trio. Jones... »

  • Christian McBride a Major Presence on Warren Wolf’s Latest

    Christian McBride a Major Presence on Warren Wolf’s Latest

    Vibraphonist/composer Warren Wolf has released his third solo album, Convergence. The record features the work of virtuoso bassist and five-time Grammy Award winner Christian McBride and other big names in modern jazz, including drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, pianist Brad Mehldau and guitarist John Scofield. McBride also produced the album and serves as a mentor to... »

  • Christian McBride: Berklee Bass Department Clinic

    Christian McBride: Berklee Bass Department Clinic

    Today is Christian McBride‘s birthday, and he’s giving us a gift. In this video, Christian plays (with Berklee Bass Chair Steve Bailey) and shares some tips on intonation during a clinic. Happy birthday, Christian! »

  • 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,... »