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Lynn Seaton and Christian McBride: “Blues in the Closet”
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Lynn Seaton and Christian McBride: “Blues in the Closet”

It’s always a blast to see musical masters having fun jamming on a tune. Donovan Stokes sent me this video of Lynn Seaton and Christian McBride playing on the Oscar Pettiford song “Blues in the Closet” at the University of North Texas, where Seaton teaches Jazz Studies. The two bassists trade some of the tastiest blues licks you’ll ever hear...

Christian McBride Releases New Trio Album, “Out Here”
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Christian McBride Releases New Trio Album, “Out Here”

Christian McBride is keeping busy. The bassist has a new trio and they’ve released his second studio album of the year, Out Here. Joined by pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr., Out Here offers McBride’s smallest group in three years. “It’s a pretty diversified trio,” McBride says. “The real core foundation is hardcore swingin’, blues and the American...

Michael Dease Releases “Coming Home”, Featuring Christian McBride
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Michael Dease Releases “Coming Home”, Featuring Christian McBride

Trombonist Michael Dease has released his fifth album as a leader, entitled Coming Home. The 11-track release showcases the jazz side of his upbringing in Augusta, Georgia with a healthy mix of standards and original tunes. Dease recruited bass legend Christian McBride to anchor the album, citing his tastefulness and virtuosic playing. “Everything he plays feels so good,” Dease said....

Christian McBride & Inside Straight Releases “People Music”
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Christian McBride & Inside Straight Releases “People Music”

Christian McBride makes his return with Inside Straight today with the release of People Music. The album comes nearly four years after the group’s debut, Kind of Brown. The new album finds the quintet in hard-swing mode, delivering what they call “more road-tested, ‘lived-in’ Inside Straight” in an accessible way, and one that makes the audience part of the experience....

Herbie Hancock with Christian McBride: Watermelon Man
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Herbie Hancock with Christian McBride: Watermelon Man

There’s just no way to describe just how epic Christian McBride is on bass. This video does him justice though. Herbie Hancock was featured on Elvis Costello’s “Spectacle” TV show back in February 2009. As part of the show, Herbie took the stage with McBride and drummer Karriem Riggins and performed “Watermelon Man”. The music starts around the 3:53 mark....

Christian McBride Trio: Cherokee
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Christian McBride Trio: Cherokee

My buddy Andrew shared this on Facebook with the caption “Sweet Sassy Molassy,” and I couldn’t put it better myself. Here’s bass master Christian McBride with pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens ripping through the jazz standard “Cherokee”. The recording starts on the bridge, which the trio drops into a cool waltz feel as opposed to the burning straight...

Terri Lyne Carrington Releases “Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue”, Featuring Christian McBride
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Terri Lyne Carrington Releases “Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue”, Featuring Christian McBride

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington has good taste in bassists, and her new album Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue is more evidence of that as she recruited Christian McBride to lay down the low end. The effort pays homage to the classic Duke Ellington album Money Jungle, which featured bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach, on its 50th anniversary. “I...

Sting with Christian McBride: Englishman in New York
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Sting with Christian McBride: Englishman in New York

Last week we celebrated Sting’s birthday, and our Facebook friend Andrew Bennett reminded us of this great version of his hit “Englishman in New York” from the DVD …All This Time. Sting’s eclectic band is joined by double bassist Christian McBride, who kicks the group into a burning jazz trio at the 2:10 mark.

Pat Metheny Quartet Live: “James”, Featuring Christian McBride (2003)
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Pat Metheny Quartet Live: “James”, Featuring Christian McBride (2003)

In 2003, Pat Metheny assembled an all-star quartet including Christian McBride on bass, the late Michael Brecker on sax and Antonio Sanchez on drums. The quartet performed live in Germany for the Jazz Baltica festival. Here, the group performs the Metheny classic “James”, with a nice spotlight on McBride.

Versatility: A Conversation with Christian McBride
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Versatility: A Conversation with Christian McBride

As the jazz standard goes: “Things ain’t what they used to be.” The music industry as a whole is changing, but even so, truly remarkable artists will always shine through. Christian McBride is one of those artists. Raised in Philadelphia, McBride moved to New York City at the age of 17 to step up his music career. Through hard work,...

Christian McBride Releases Conversations with Christian
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Christian McBride Releases Conversations with Christian

In a complete 180 from his recent big band album, Christian McBride has released an album of duets called Conversations with Christian. The project began as podcasts in 2009, where the bassist got together with his musical companions to interview them, as well as play through some songs. The podcast eventually led to the bassist’s popular Sirius-XM radio show, The...

Christian McBride Big Band Releases “The Good Feeling”
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Christian McBride Big Band Releases “The Good Feeling”

Jazz bassist Christian McBride has hit another milestone in his career with the release of The Good Feeling, his first full big band recording as a leader. The 11-track album features large ensemble arrangements of his own songs as well as jazz standards like “Broadway,” “The More I See You” and “A Taste of Honey.” McBride first got a taste...