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  • New Release: Kind of Brown by Christian McBride & Inside Straight

    Jazz bassist Christian McBride has released “Kind of Brown”, the debut album by his quintet Inside Straight. In addition to McBride, the quintet includes Eric Scott Reed on piano, Steve Wilson on sax, Carl Allen on drums and Warren Wolf on vibes. The album is an energetic acoustic jazz recording featuring seven original compositions, and... »

  • Christian McBride & Niels Pederson’s bass duo: Bye Bye Blackbird

    This is becoming double bass week, I think. And for good reason – there’s a ton of videos of great upright players coming our way. Today we double the double bassists with this performance of “Bye Bye Blackbird” by Christian McBride and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, during the Concert for Ray Brown. »

  • Christian McBride tour update

    Bassist Christian McBride is on road with his quintet, Christian McBride & Inside Straight. Here are the dates for the summer: June 11: Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA June 12: Anthology in San Diego, CA June 13 & 14: Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA Jun 15: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle, WA June 17-20:... »

  • Superbass: Ray Brown, John Clayton and Christian McBride play Blue Monk

    Superbass: Ray Brown, John Clayton and Christian McBride play Blue Monk

    Wow. Check out Ray Brown, John Clayton and Christian McBride with the WDR Big Band! »

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  • Five Peace Band Live

    Chick Corea and John McLaughlin, who first played together with Miles Davis in the 60s and later went on to form their own groups in the 70s, came together in 2008 to form Five Peace Band. The band, along with the help of bassist Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett on sax, and Vinnie Colaiuta and Brian... »

  • Christian McBride and Stanley Clarke to perform at Detroit International Jazz Festival

    This year marks the 30th of this critically acclaimed jazz festival. Many of the best Jazz musicians from around the world will travel to Detroit and help celebrate this historical event, those of which include the talents of Christian McBride, Stanley Clarke, and many, many others. Christian McBride will perform with his new quintet. Stanley... »

  • Christian McBride joins James Carter for Blue Note gig

    Sax man James Carter has put together quite a group to perform at the Blue Note in NY next month. The line up includes Christian McBride on bass, John Medeski on organ, Adam Rogers on guitar and Joey Baron on drums. The group will be recording a live album for Half Note Records during the... »

  • Bassist takes center stage at the Detroit International Jazz Festival

    The Detroit International Jazz Festival turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, has named renowned bassist, composer and arranger John Clayton as Artist-in-Residence. As a central part of his residency, Clayton has been commissioned to create a piece honoring the contributions of the Jones brothers (Hank, Thad and Elvin) to the world of jazz. The... »

  • Christian McBride joins Mike Clark on “Blueprints of Jazz”

    Drummer Mike Clark has released a new album in Talking House Records’s “Blueprints of Jazz” series. For “Vol. 1“, Clark enlisted Christian McBride for the standup bass role. Patrice Rushen joins on piano, Jed Levy on tenor sax, and Donald Harrison on alto sax. Track Listing: 1. In The House 2. Like That 3. 10th... »

  • Christian McBride Plays “Havona”

    Christian McBride Plays “Havona”

    Today’s featured video features Christian McBride playing electric bass on Jaco Pastorius’ “Havona”. Originally a two-parter video, Part 1 has been lost into the ether. But that’s okay, part 2 is killer: McBride originally recorded “Havona” on his Sci-Fi album. »