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  • Conversations with Christian McBride

    Bassist Christian McBride kicked off his yearlong series “Conversations with Christian” Monday at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York. A dialogue including words and music, the shows will be “a combination of, like, Bill Cosby, Howard Cosell and Marian McPartland,” said McBride. His guest for this first show was pianist and composer Chick Corea. The... »

  • Basslines for July 31, 2008

    Jazz bassist Charlie Haden will be (temporarily) switching to bluegrass, at the Roots of American Music Festival on August 24 at the Lincoln Center in New York. Jack Bruce is once again fueling speculation that Cream may reunite, and possibly even tour. All About Jazz wasn’t crazy about Victor Wooten‘s band’s performance at North Sea... »

  • Christian McBride’s second tour of duty

    Christian McBride, along with drummer Antonio Sanchez, is on tour with Pat Metheny’s Trio. McBride first played with Metheny in the early 90’s, but admits it didn’t go as well as this time around. The Trio, together since 2003, is set to release their first album, “Day Trip”, in January, 2008. »