Christian McBride Reviews

“The bassist-as-bandleader is a fairly rare thing, with the torch being passed over the years from Charles Mingus to Ron Carter …and now to Philadelphia-born Christian McBride.” – NPR Music All Things Considered

“The deep, dark-maple tone that Christian McBride elicits from an upright bass is one of jazz’s forthright pleasures” – Nate Chinen, The New York Times 

“McBride can slap his bass with singer Dee Dee Bridgewater on the Isley Brothers’ “It’s Your Thing“; get into a hot Latin groove on pianist Eddie Palmieri’s “Guajeo Y Tumbao”; engage in abstract open exploration with pianist Chick Corea on “Tango Improvisation (hash)1;” and play more traditional jazz bass lines on the standards “Baubles, Bangles and Beads” with trumpeter Roy Hargrove and “Alone Together” with the late pianist Hank Jones.” – Yahoo.com

Falls 25 Most Anticipated albums Billboard

“Full of loosely intimate interplay, the results sometimes recall the try-anything spirit of McBride’s guest-heavy 2006 live album “Live at Tonic.”  – Chris Barton, LA Times 

“Bassist Christian McBride has spun out a diverse jazz career over the past 17 years. The albums issued under his own name explore hard bop, funk, fusion, and big band sounds.” – Steve Greenlee, Boston.com

 

 

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