Christian Fabian Gets Funky on “Hip to the Skip”

Christian Fabian: Hip to the SkipJazz bassist Christian Fabian has returned with a new trio album called Hip to the Skip. Fabian plays a variety of styles (he swings hard in the Lionel Hampton Big Band), but for this outing he opted to explore funk and fusion jazz.

The bassist and bandleader’s group is filled out by keyboardist Matt King and drummer Jason Marsalis, who said “This is the first album I’ve ever done where I’m playing in the funk/fusion vein the whole session. This was a lot of fun and listeners will be surprised by the music.”

Along with original songs, Fabian arranged some beloved jazz standards in the fusion style, taking cues from artists like Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, and more.

Check out the opening title track, featuring Fabian dishing out funky bass lines and a killer solo.

Hip to the Skip is available now digitally through iTunes, Amazon MP3, and other services.

Hip to the Skip Track List:

  1. Hip to the Skip
  2. Moanin’
  3. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  4. This Can’t Be Love
  5. Incognito
  6. When the Saints Go Marching In
  7. Zig 7
  8. (Funky) Four
  9. In the Name of Feminism
  10. Sidekick
  11. Effendi

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