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Christian McBride Trio To Anchor Mack Avenue SuperBand Tour
Concerts & Tours

Christian McBride Trio To Anchor Mack Avenue SuperBand Tour

Ever since its debut in 2012, the Mack Avenue SuperBand has become a staple of the Detroit Jazz Festival. Now the jazz supergroup is taking it on the road in support of their latest release, . Both the album and the tour are anchored by bass master and musical director Christian McBride. His bandmates for the tour include pianist Christian...

Christian McBride Trio Releases Live Set from Legendary Club
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Christian McBride Trio Releases Live Set from Legendary Club

Virtuoso bassist Christian McBride is well known for his residencies at New York City’s The Village Vanguard jazz club, where he has played as a bandleader since 1995. The club is a legendary one, and McBride acknowledges its history. “You feel Coltrane hovering in the vortex. You feel Monk hovering in the vortex. Miles Davis, Mingus… you feel all of...

Christian McBride on Latest Orrin Evans Album
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Christian McBride on Latest Orrin Evans Album

Jazz pianist/composer Orrin Evans has teamed with Grammy-winning virtuoso bassist Christian McBride on his latest record, The Evolution of Oneself. Evans says the album, recorded live in the studio, directly acknowledges things and people that opened his eyes and made him evolve as a person and artist. It also includes surprising elements, such as three versions of the jazz standard...

Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer Team Up For Bass Duo Tour
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Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer Team Up For Bass Duo Tour

Double bass virtuosos Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer are teaming up for a duo tour this October. The tour begins in Edmonds, Washington at the Edmonds Center for the Arts before bouncing around the country over seven dates including several college appearances. The final performance is slated for October 30th at Emerson University’s Schwartz Center for the Arts in Atlanta,...

Christian McBride Trio: I Guess I’ll Have to Forget
Bass Videos

Christian McBride Trio: I Guess I’ll Have to Forget

Christian McBride visited the KPLU studios back in March and recorded some tunes (including “Fried Pies”, which we previously shared). Here’s Christian and his Trio – with Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owens, Jr. on drums – performing “I Guess I’ll Have to Forget”. Masters at work.

Christian McBride: Used ’Ta Could
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Christian McBride: Used ’Ta Could

We’re celebrating Christian McBride’s birthday today with another amazing performance. This one was recorded in 2012, live at KPLU with pianist Peter Martin. Doesn’t get any sweeter than this. Happy birthday, Christian! (After this one, be sure to check out a more recent clip from KPLU, where Christian’s trio performed “Fried Pies“.)

Christian McBride Trio: Fried Pies
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Christian McBride Trio: Fried Pies

Here’s a clip that will get your foot tapping. Christian McBride and his trio of pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. recently visited Seattle’s KPLU for a small set including their take on the classic Wes Montgomery tune “Fried Pies.” The group is firing on all cylinders as they quickly get into a heavy groove. After laying down...

George Duke with Christian McBride: It’s On, Live 2010
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George Duke with Christian McBride: It’s On, Live 2010

While Christian McBride is typically known for his stellar straight-ahead work, the man can get down on some funk. Here’s a crazy good clip of him in concert with the late great George Duke and drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. at the Java Jazz festival in 2010. The trio gets into a collective consciousness to get heavy into the groove. Check...

Christian McBride Trio: Sophisticated Lady
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Christian McBride Trio: Sophisticated Lady

Christian McBride is one bad dude. Here’s a jaw-dropping video of his trio performing the Ellington standard “Sophisticated Lady” live at the Festival de Jazz San Javier in 2009. The bassist kicks things off with an extended solo take on the song’s melody before bringing in the rest of the band. McBride pulls out all the stops with colorful flourishes...

Chick Corea Trio Releases “Trilogy”, a 3-CD Set Featuring Christian McBride
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Chick Corea Trio Releases “Trilogy”, a 3-CD Set Featuring Christian McBride

The live sound of keyboardist Chick Corea’s trio with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade is what the group’s 3 CD set, , is all about. Recorded around the world as the trio toured, the live triple set features the group in performances recorded in Washington, D.C., and Oakland, CA; in Spain, Switzerland and Austria; and in Slovenia, Turkey...

TSA Not So Bassist Friendly
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TSA Not So Bassist Friendly

Apparently when traveling, no one is safe from the TSA. Jazz bass superstar Christian McBride took to Facebook to express his outrage after his bow was taken from his case on the way to a gig in Canada. “Now that it’s confirmed, I can tell you that good ol’ TSA confiscated (aka STOLE) my brand new bow right out of...

Angelique Kidjo Releases “Eve”, Featuring Christian McBride
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Angelique Kidjo Releases “Eve”, Featuring Christian McBride

The queen of African music and one of music’s most extraordinary bassists have joined forces. The record is Angelique Kidjo’s album, . She’s the queen, of course, and the bassist is Christian McBride, who has worked with everyone from Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock to pop/rock stars Sting and Don Henley. McBride is a longtime fan of Kidjo and he...