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Keb’ Mo’, Jennifer Hartswick, and Christian McBride: France
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Keb’ Mo’, Jennifer Hartswick, and Christian McBride: France

Is there anyone cooler than Christian McBride? In this clip, Christian joins Keb’ Mo’ and Jennifer Hartswick for a performance of “France,” recorded live on NPR Music’s “Night Owl.”

Groove – Episode #49: Christian McBride
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Groove – Episode #49: Christian McBride

Christian McBride is the renaissance man of the bass. The six-time Grammy-winning bassist is powered by a relentless drive, and he works at a frenetic pace in a myriad of ways. We chat with him in this episode of Groove.

Christian McBride Stretches Out on His “New Jawn”
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Christian McBride Stretches Out on His “New Jawn”

Christian McBride has been working with lots of different bands on his albums over the years with duos, his trio, a quartet, and even a big band. However, his newest release is a format unlike anything he’s done so far. His New Jawn (a slang term for “thing” from Philadelphia) features Josh Evans on trumpet, Marcus Strickland on saxophone, and...

Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Pier One Import
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Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Pier One Import

KNKX Public Radio posted this video last month, with this description: “When great musicians push themselves to do something different, it can be an exciting prospect. Christian McBride’s New Jawn quartet is a great example of that. And when those musicians really enjoy that challenge, that’s when the magic of jazz happens.” Here’s the band in a live performance of...

Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Middle Man
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Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Middle Man

I was lucky enough to catch Christian McBride’s New Jawn at Blues Alley in DC a couple weeks ago, and I’ve been reeling ever since. The band’s raw energy and unfettered power left me inspired (and waiting for their new album to drop). The New Jawn has no chordal instrument, leaving plenty of room for exploration and stretching. Consequently, it...

Chick Corea & The Vigil: Galaxy 32 Star 4
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Chick Corea & The Vigil: Galaxy 32 Star 4

Christian McBride may be best known for his killer upright playing, but as we’ve shown before, he can also tear it up on electric. Here’s a fine piece of evidence with a live video of the bassist laying the foundation on fretless for the song “Galaxy 32 Star 4” with Chick Corea & The Vigil. McBride keeps the groove interesting...

Melissa Walker and Christian McBride: Just One of Those Things
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Melissa Walker and Christian McBride: Just One of Those Things

Kevin has been filling my inbox with some stellar bass videos lately. Here’s another, with bassist Christian McBride and vocalist Melissa Walker performing “Just One of Those Things” on WBGO’s “Singers Unlimited” show. Christian is such a beast.

Christian McBride Big Band Releases “Bringin’ It”
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Christian McBride Big Band Releases “Bringin’ It”

He started his career as a band leader by Gettin’ To It, but now Christian McBride is Bringin’ It on his new big band album. It’s the famed jazz bassist’s second album with his big band, which has a few new members this go around. The adjustment was a quick one. “These guys know my sound. They know my style....

Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Raise Four
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Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Raise Four

Christian McBride has a new band, known as the New Jawn Quartet. Thanks to the good folks at SFJAZZ, we have some footage to share. “Echoing the two horns/no piano lineup of the classic Ornette Coleman quartet, New Jawn is comprised of some of the most forward-thinking jazz artists on today’s scene,” SFJAZZ shared. We can’t wait to hear more.

Solo Career-Spanning Sting Vinyl Set Released
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Solo Career-Spanning Sting Vinyl Set Released

So, you love yourself some Sting. And you love vinyl. Well, then, The Studio Collection is right up your alley. The 11-LP vinyl box set includes all the bassist-singer-songwriter’s A&M Records studio albums in one collection. The set includes Brand New Day and Sacred Love, which were not previously released on vinyl. Along with Sting, the albums feature the work...