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Christian McBride: Live at Tonic

Read "Live at Tonic" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Bassist Christian McBride detonated a funkfest in New York City last year and documented it digitally on Live at Tonic. This three-CD set is filled to the brim with music, each disc clocking in at greater than an hour. The problem is there exists a certain 1970s self indulgence on two of the three discs. But ...

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Christian McBride: Live At Tonic

Read "Live At Tonic" reviewed by David Miller

Talk about bringin' da funk. Christian McBride and his ensemble of regular band members and special guests brought their A game to Tonic on January 3 and 4, 2005. McBride, well known for his jazz chops and frequent collaborations with Pat Metheny and Chick Corea (among others), has never been one to shy away from his ...

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Christian McBride: Live at Tonic

Read "Live at Tonic" reviewed by John Kelman

Given jazz's spontaneous nature, it's often best experienced live. Jazz meccas like New York offer an additional opportunity to experience one-off events where guests sit in with a club's featured artist. For those of us living in cities where this is not such a common occurrence, albums like Live at Tonic are especially important.

Christian McBride's ...

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Various Artists: Live at Tonic

Read "Live at Tonic" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Back a dozen years ago and more, the Knitting Factory put itself on the national map with a series of self-released live compilation discs. It was not just a good PR move on the part of the club, nor simply a smart way to launch their label. The five Live at the Knitting Factory discs, and ...

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Ali/Belogenis/Morris: Live At Tonic

Read "Live At Tonic" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The first track “Invocation: Trane Is In The House,” of this January 2001 live date just about describes it all. This trio formed from the embers of the creative luminescence that was John Coltrane sears through a New York winter evening. Drummer Rashied Ali is familiar with this territory, having held the drum chair from 1965 ...