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”  The New York Times Nate Chinen

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.”  LA Times Chris Barton

“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.”  boston.com Steve Greenlee

 

 

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