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Mike LeDonne Releases New Album with Christian McBride
New Albums

Mike LeDonne Releases New Album with Christian McBride

Organist Mike LeDonne has released a new trio album called “Partners in Time” with Lewis Nash on drums and Christian McBride on bass. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, the album ranges from traditional straight-ahead swing to modern style jazz.

Christian McBride and Derrick Hodge Groove on Philip Bailey’s New Solo Album
New Albums

Christian McBride and Derrick Hodge Groove on Philip Bailey’s New Solo Album

Earth, Wind, & Fire co-founder Philip Bailey has released a new solo album. And though it doesn’t feature him fronting the legendary R&B band, it does have him surrounded by some of the world’s best musicians, including Christian McBride and Derrick Hodge.

Ray Brown & Friends: Now’s The Time
Bass Videos

Ray Brown & Friends: Now’s The Time

Any Ray Brown video is good to me, but this is one of my favorites. This clip of the late jazz master performing the Charlie Parker blues "Now's The Time" starts as a duet with a young Christian McBride.

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
Groove Podcast

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”
New Albums

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
Bass Videos

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
Bass Videos

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
Bass Videos

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.