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New Documentary Focuses on the Legends of Double Bass in Jazz
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New Documentary Focuses on the Legends of Double Bass in Jazz

Nick Wells is following up his documentary “Beneath the Bassline” with a new film focusing on jazz. “Walking the Changes: Legends of Double Bass in Jazz” explores the evolution of the double bass in jazz including its beginnings and pivotal moments.

Chick Corea, Brian Blade, and Christian McBride Release “Trilogy 2”
New Albums

Chick Corea, Brian Blade, and Christian McBride Release “Trilogy 2”

The stellar trio of Chick Corea, Brian Blade, and Christian McBride have teamed up once again to release an album. “Trilogy 2” is the followup to their 2014 release and includes twelve songs ranging from Corea’s originals to jazz standards.

Chick Corea Trio, Featuring Christian McBride, Announce Tour
Concerts & Tours

Chick Corea Trio, Featuring Christian McBride, Announce Tour

The amazing trio of Chick Corea, Brian Blade, and Christian McBride is hitting the road in October in support of a new album. “Trilogy 2” will be their second collection of “virtuosic live performances” that follows up its 2013 predecessor.

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
Bass Videos

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...