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  • Pat Metheny Quartet Live: “James”, Featuring Christian McBride (2003)

    Pat Metheny Quartet Live: “James”, Featuring Christian McBride (2003)

    In 2003, Pat Metheny assembled an all-star quartet including Christian McBride on bass, the late Michael Brecker on sax and Antonio Sanchez on drums. The quartet performed live in Germany for the Jazz Baltica festival. Here, the group performs the Metheny classic “James”, with a nice spotlight on McBride. »

  • Versatility: A Conversation with Christian McBride

    Versatility: A Conversation with Christian McBride

    As the jazz standard goes: “Things ain’t what they used to be.” The music industry as a whole is changing, but even so, truly remarkable artists will always shine through. Christian McBride is one of those artists. Raised in Philadelphia, McBride moved to New York City at the age of 17 to step up his... »

  • Christian McBride Releases Conversations with Christian

    Christian McBride Releases Conversations with Christian

    In a complete 180 from his recent big band album, Christian McBride has released an album of duets called Conversations with Christian. The project began as podcasts in 2009, where the bassist got together with his musical companions to interview them, as well as play through some songs. The podcast eventually led to the bassist’s... »

  • Christian McBride Big Band Releases “The Good Feeling”

    Christian McBride Big Band Releases “The Good Feeling”

    Jazz bassist Christian McBride has hit another milestone in his career with the release of The Good Feeling, his first full big band recording as a leader. The 11-track album features large ensemble arrangements of his own songs as well as jazz standards like “Broadway,” “The More I See You” and “A Taste of Honey.”... »

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  • Christian McBride Unveils Tracks from Upcoming Album

    Christian McBride Unveils Tracks from Upcoming Album

    New tracks from Christian McBride’s upcoming big band record, The Good Feeling are available for streaming. Due September 27th, the album comes as the Christian McBride Big Band’s debut and will feature a mix of standards as well as the bassist’s original tunes arranged for the large ensemble. McBride fans will revel in the variety... »

  • George Duke to Premiere Concerto for Christian McBride

    George Duke to Premiere Concerto for Christian McBride

    How many people can say that George Duke wrote a symphonic jazz piece for them? Well, add Christian McBride to that list. Duke, the legendary keyboardist/singer will be premiering the work, Concerto for Christian McBride, during a free performance on September 24th at UCLA with the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra and McBride himself. Conducted by Mitch... »

  • Christian McBride Tours With Inside Straight

    Christian McBride Tours With Inside Straight

    Christian McBride will be taking his band Inside Straight on the road starting June 25th, with dates spread out about Canada, the U.S. The jazz bassist will also be making an appearance at Tommy LiPuma’s 75th Birthday Celebration in Switzerland. McBride, who is adept at both upright and electric, recruited Steve Wilson, Warren Wolf, Peter... »

  • Christian McBride: Live Fretless Solo

    Christian McBride: Live Fretless Solo

    Christian McBride on fretless! Here, McBride takes a solo on the Pat Metheny tune “James”, with Metheny’s trio. »

  • Superbass Live 1997 Performance: Two for the Blues

    Superbass Live 1997 Performance: Two for the Blues

    This is the complete “Superbass” video performance of “Two for the Blues”, recorded at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall in 1997. The group includes Ray Brown, Christian McBride, John Clayton and John Goldsby. Goldsby shared this video with us, saying, “There is an edited version of this on Youtube, but this is nice because it has... »

  • 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

    2011 Montreux Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

    The lineup for the 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival has been announced, and it will be a solid year for bass lovers. A few of the bassists set to perform include Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Christian McBride, Richard Bona and Marcus Miller, who will be performing as part of a tribute to... »