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  • 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... »

  • Christian McBride Trio: Sophisticated Lady

    Christian McBride Trio: Sophisticated Lady

    Christian McBride is one bad dude. Here’s a jaw-dropping video of his trio performing the Ellington standard “Sophisticated Lady” live at the Festival de Jazz San Javier in 2009. The bassist kicks things off with an extended solo take on the song’s melody before bringing in the rest of the band. McBride pulls out all... »

  • Chick Corea Trio Releases “Trilogy”, a 3-CD Set Featuring Christian McBride

    Chick Corea Trio Releases “Trilogy”, a 3-CD Set Featuring Christian McBride

    The live sound of keyboardist Chick Corea’s trio with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade is what the group’s 3 CD set, , is all about. Recorded around the world as the trio toured, the live triple set features the group in performances recorded in Washington, D.C., and Oakland, CA; in Spain, Switzerland and... »

  • TSA Not So Bassist Friendly

    TSA Not So Bassist Friendly

    Apparently when traveling, no one is safe from the TSA. Jazz bass superstar Christian McBride took to Facebook to express his outrage after his bow was taken from his case on the way to a gig in Canada. “Now that it’s confirmed, I can tell you that good ol’ TSA confiscated (aka STOLE) my brand... »

  • Angelique Kidjo Releases “Eve”, Featuring Christian McBride

    Angelique Kidjo Releases “Eve”, Featuring Christian McBride

    The queen of African music and one of music’s most extraordinary bassists have joined forces. The record is Angelique Kidjo’s album, . She’s the queen, of course, and the bassist is Christian McBride, who has worked with everyone from Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock to pop/rock stars Sting and Don Henley. McBride is a longtime... »

  • Lynn Seaton and Christian McBride: “Blues in the Closet”

    Lynn Seaton and Christian McBride: “Blues in the Closet”

    It’s always a blast to see musical masters having fun jamming on a tune. Donovan Stokes sent me this video of Lynn Seaton and Christian McBride playing on the Oscar Pettiford song “Blues in the Closet” at the University of North Texas, where Seaton teaches Jazz Studies. The two bassists trade some of the tastiest... »

  • Christian McBride Releases New Trio Album, “Out Here”

    Christian McBride Releases New Trio Album, “Out Here”

    Christian McBride is keeping busy. The bassist has a new trio and they’ve released his second studio album of the year, Out Here. Joined by pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr., Out Here offers McBride’s smallest group in three years. “It’s a pretty diversified trio,” McBride says. “The real core foundation is hardcore... »