Christian McBride Releases New Vinyl, Announces Second New Jawn Album

Christian McBride's New Jawn

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

2023 is shaping up to be another big year for Christian McBride. We’re just weeks in, and his 2020 opus The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons has been released on vinyl for the first time.

The eight-time Grammy winner’s four-part suite combines big band and small ensemble jazz with a gospel choir to sonically paint a picture of the civil rights movement. Four voices narrate the music with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and Muhammad Ali. Hear the master bassist talk about the project:

In a much different direction, McBride has also just announced a new album from his band New Jawn. Prime will be his second recording with the chordless quartet completed by trumpeter Josh Evans, saxophonist Marcus Strickland, and drummer Nasheet Waits.

When asked about the album title, McBride said “I think that all of us are at our prime as musicians,” before slyly adding, “No, I’ll think positive – we’re almost at our prime.”

The bassist has performed just about every type of music, and his own albums vary from straight-ahead jazz to fusion to big band and beyond. The New Jawn’s format allows for more open and experimental playing. You can hear that on the album’s first track, “Head Bedlam,” which starts with a bit of chaos before dropping into a stonecold groove.

Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Prime will be released on February 24th. The vinyl edition of The Movement Revisited is available now.

Not one to slow down, McBride will also be on tour over the next few months in several group formats. See below for details.

Christian McBride Tour Dates:

Feb 2Northridge, CAThe Soraya Valley Performing Arts Center 1
Feb 3Scottsdale, AZScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 2
Feb 11St. Augustine, FLFort Mose Historic State Park 2
Feb 17Toronto, ONMeridian Hall 1
Feb 24Fort Collins, COThe Lincoln Center 2
Feb 25Salt Lake City, UTCapitol Theatre 2
Feb 26Boulder, COBoulder Theater 2
Mar 3Houston, TXWortham Theater Center 2
Mar 4San Antonio, TXTobin Center for the Performing Arts 2
Mar 21Minneapolis, MNDakota 2
Mar 22Minneapolis, MNDakota 2
Mar 23Chicago, ILConstellation 2
Mar 24Detroit, MIOrchestra Hall 2
Mar 28Geneva, NYSmith Center for the Arts 2
Mar 29Northampton, MABOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity 2
Mar 30Knoxville, TNBig Ears Festival 2023 2
Mar 30Wilmington, DEArden Gild Hall 2
Mar 31Richmond, VAModlin Center for the Arts 2
Apr 22Stockholm, SwedenFasching 3
Apr 29Irvine, CAIrvine Barclay Theatre 2

1 The Movement Revisited
2 Christian McBride’s New Jawn
3 Solo with Bohuslän Big Band

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