Christian McBride Releases New Vinyl, Announces Second New Jawn Album
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 2||Northridge, CA||The Soraya Valley Performing Arts Center 1|
|Feb 3||Scottsdale, AZ||Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 2|
|Feb 11||St. Augustine, FL||Fort Mose Historic State Park 2|
|Feb 17||Toronto, ON||Meridian Hall 1|
|Feb 24||Fort Collins, CO||The Lincoln Center 2|
|Feb 25||Salt Lake City, UT||Capitol Theatre 2|
|Feb 26||Boulder, CO||Boulder Theater 2|
|Mar 3||Houston, TX||Wortham Theater Center 2|
|Mar 4||San Antonio, TX||Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 2|
|Mar 21||Minneapolis, MN||Dakota 2|
|Mar 22||Minneapolis, MN||Dakota 2|
|Mar 23||Chicago, IL||Constellation 2|
|Mar 24||Detroit, MI||Orchestra Hall 2|
|Mar 28||Geneva, NY||Smith Center for the Arts 2|
|Mar 29||Northampton, MA||BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity 2|
|Mar 30||Knoxville, TN||Big Ears Festival 2023 2|
|Mar 30||Wilmington, DE||Arden Gild Hall 2|
|Mar 31||Richmond, VA||Modlin Center for the Arts 2|
|Apr 22||Stockholm, Sweden||Fasching 3|
|Apr 29||Irvine, CA||Irvine Barclay Theatre 2|
1 The Movement Revisited
2 Christian McBride’s New Jawn
3 Solo with Bohuslän Big Band