Home » Jazz Articles » Christian McBride

Jazz Articles about Christian McBride


Live Review

Christian McBride’s New Jawn at The Arden Gild Hall

Read "Christian McBride’s New Jawn at The Arden Gild Hall" reviewed by Cary Tenenbaum

Christian McBride's New Jawn Arden Gild Hall Arden, Delaware March 30, 2023 Nestled in a residential neighborhood in the little historic town of Arden, Delaware, just outside of Wilmington, is the Arden Club and Gild Hall. The mission of the hall according to its web page is to be “dedicated to the enjoyment of and the participation of the arts." This show was presented by The Arden Concert Gild, which is one of the various ...


Radio & Podcasts

Christian McBride On Leading By Example And 'Living The Life You Believe In'

Read "Christian McBride On Leading By Example And 'Living The Life You Believe In'" reviewed by Leo Sidran

To say Christian McBride is prolific is both obvious and an understatement. The list of his projects is too long to fit neatly into any one container--he's a musician, an educator, a composer, an artistic director, and a broadcaster. He's an ambassador, a personality, an icon. And of course, he is a bassist. One gets the sense that his days are simply fuller than most people's days. He always seems to be coming from some other event, or ...


Album Review

Christian McBride: Prime

Read "Prime" reviewed by Cary Tenenbaum

Prime's opening track, “Head Bedlam," opens with a cacophony of horns playing in a style reminiscent of Sun Ra's Arkestra. This transforms into a quiet, cool riff with bass and drums leading the way, shifting the music into a more accessible groove before returning to the aptly titled bedlam in the track's closing seconds. It is a brave opening to New Jawn's second release because it is not the easiest way to attract the casual jazz listener. ...


Live Review

Nice Jazz Festival 2022

Read "Nice Jazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Martin McFie

Nice Jazz Festival Nice,South of France July 15-19, 2022Deputy Mayor for Culture Robert Roux officially opened the Nice Jazz Festival 2022, together with artistic director Sebastien Vidal, who is also director of TSF jazz radio in France.Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet From the land of Zulu kings in South Africa, Nduduzo Makhathini played the piano and Logan Richardson alto saxophone. With influences from John Coltrane and African spiritual heritage the quartet delivered insistent drum rhythms and ...


The Jazz Life

I Hear a Rhapsody

Read "I Hear a Rhapsody" reviewed by David Caudill

We put out a call to visitors to AAJ to tell us their stories about how jazz has impacted, indeed shaped their lives. David Caudill heard the call. David has lived in Cincinnati for three decades and spent a long career writing, both in journalism and for a short while in corporate communications. He has two sons who mostly listen to hip-hop, but he's trying to persuade them to give jazz a chance. This essay is partly the ...


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 ...


Radio & Podcasts

Christian McBride

Read "Christian McBride" reviewed by Joseph Vella


Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by Sunnyside Records
Jazz Polls
Vote for your favorite saxophonists, vocalists, trombonists and vibraphonists.
Publisher's Desk
Get 'em while they're hot!
Read on...

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.