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Album Review

Christian McBride: Live at the Village Vanguard

Read "Live at the Village Vanguard" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Bassist Christian McBride records his first live album with his highly-acclaimed quintet known as the Inside Straight, documenting an incredible evening of music on Live At The Village Vanguard. The album showcases outstanding performances from every member of the band. It is McBride's twelfth release on Mack Avenue and it was the Inside Straight quintet that began the bassist's collaboration with Mack Avenue in 2009. After a week-long sold-out debut appearance by the group at New York's jazz club in ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Christian McBride

Read "Christian McBride" reviewed by Joseph Vella


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Radio & Podcasts

Modern Big Bands: Christian McBride, Marshal Gilkes, Gerald Wilson, Brian Lynch and More

Read "Modern Big Bands: Christian McBride, Marshal Gilkes, Gerald Wilson, Brian Lynch and More" reviewed by Russell Perry


Since the early days of jazz, composers, arrangers, and players have sought out large ensembles for their potential for rich expression and vibrant musical color. Even in the heyday of small-group dominated bebop, Dizzy Gillespie formed a big band as soon as he could. To this day, while few bands can hold together as touring units, some find regular work in public radio, especially in Europe, some hold weekly residencies in a few major cities and, more frequently, a number ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Christian McBride, Matana Roberts, Chicago Underground Quartet and More

Read "Christian McBride, Matana Roberts, Chicago Underground Quartet and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Each of February's shows will have some music recognizing Black History Month. The selected recording for 2020 is The Movement Revisited--A Musical Portrait of Four Icons, Christian McBride's epic, and you'll hear tunes from the album each week. This show also features Matana Roberts and Coin Coin Chapter IV -Memphis. The Chicago Underground Quartet is back in business with a new studio release, and two of England's, and the free jazz world's, iconic players have a new release as well. ...

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Album Review

Christian McBride: Christian McBride's New Jawn

Read "Christian McBride's New Jawn" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


It's true that six-time Grammy winner Christian McBride hasn't been the new thing on the scene for some time now. Yet the gritty Christian McBride's New Jawn pops from the get-go with a zesty, youthful intensity and infectious enthusiasm. making his lifelong inquiry into jazz past, present and future a pure joy to listen to. On his first release for his Brother Mister Productions, a new imprint from his longtime label Mack Avenue Records, McBride turns away from ...

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Album Review

Christian McBride: Christian McBride's New Jawn

Read "Christian McBride's New Jawn" reviewed by Chris Mosey


Christian McBride was looking for a new musical challenge. So he decided to form a band that would play without the use of chords. The bassist explains, “Every major group I've been a part of for the last ten years, whether it's been with Pat Metheny or Chick Corea, or my own projects, there's been nothing but chords. So, I wanted to see what happens if I just pull the chords out altogether." The result is Christian ...

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In Pictures

2018 Newport Jazz Festival

Read "2018 Newport Jazz Festival" reviewed by Richard Conde



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