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Christian McBride: The Good Feeling

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The Good Feeling à l'album di debutto della Big Band guidata da Christian McBride, che con questo lavoro -pensato e messo insieme durante un lungo periodo di tempo -mette in evidenza un nuovo lato della propria personalità musicale. Il contrabbassista ha scelto un repertorio fatto di suoi brani, rivisti e formalmente adattati per l'occasione, e una manciata di standard che vanno nell'insieme a formare una tessitura stilistica di alto pregio.

Oltre allo swing vibrante che pervade in maniera positiva le atmosfere, sono diversi gli spunti di interesse che caratterizzano le undici tracce in programma. A cominciare dal ruolo svolto dal pianista Xavier Davis, figura di riferimento in diversi passaggi e ingranaggio fondamentale di un motore ritmico solidissimo e scintillante, sul quale poggia le basi la poderosa schiera di fiati, che rappresentano il motivo di maggiore attrazione espressiva dell'album. Le partiture sono di grande respiro melodico, e in alcuni momenti -vedi l'iniziale "Shake 'n Blake" -si avverte una piacevole tensione tra band e solisti in un continuo alternarsi di poli d'attrazione melodica. A ben figurare è anche la vocalist Melissa Walker: una voce profonda e d'impatto che segna a fuoco la favolosa "When I Fall in Love," aperta dall'archetto di McBride, una ballata piena di sentimento con la quale fa il paio l'ondeggiante "The More I See You."

Disco importante e imponente, sia nelle forme che nei contenuti, che si lascia ascoltare con molto piacere per l'interezza dai suoi settanta minuti, e che si pone a tutto diritto tra gli esempi migliori di una tradizione favolosa e imprescindibile.

Track Listing: Shake N' Blake; Broadway; Brother Mister; When I Fall In Love; Science Fiction; The Shade Of The Cedar Tree; The More I See You; I Should Care; A Taste Of Honey; Bluesin' In Alphabet City; In A Hurry.

Personnel: Christian McBride: bass; Steve Wilson: alto saxophone, flute; Todd Bashore: alto saxophone, flute; Ron Blake: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute; Todd Williams: tenor saxophone, flute; Loren Schoenberg: tenor saxophone (2, 8); Carl Maraghi: baritone saxophone, bass clarinet; Frank Greene: trumpet; Freddie Hendrix: trumpet; Nicholas Payton: trumpet; Nabati Isles: trumpet; Steve Davis: trombone; Michael Dease: trombone; James Burton: trombone; Douglas Purviance: bass trombone; Xavier Davis: piano; Ulysses Owens, Jr.: drums; Melissa Walker: vocals.

Title: The Good Feeling | Year Released: 2011 | Record Label: Mack Avenue Records

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