Mack Avenue Records Shines in September To Remember with New Releases From Christian McBride Trio; Mack Avenue SuperBand; Pérez, Patitucci, Blade; and Symphonic Jazz Orchestra

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Mack Avenue Records Shines in September To Remember
with New Releases From 
Christian McBride Trio;

Mack Avenue SuperBand; Pérez, Patitucci, Blade; 
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
This record is the fruit of Christian McBride’s long association with the Vanguard, where his first appearance as a leader for the historic club was in 1995. With Live at the Village Vanguard, you can feel and hear McBride in the same air that hosted such titans as John Coltrane and Bill Evans. Along with his magnificent trio, which features drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. and pianist Christian Sands, the group swing and swoon on nine tracks of originals, jazz standards and some surprise R&B/pop selections. 

Christian McBride Trio · Live at the Village Vanguard
Mack Avenue Records·  Release Date: September 18, 2014


Live From the Detroit Jazz Festival – 2014 documents the third incarnation of the Mack Avenue SuperBand, an all-star ensemble of bandleaders from the superb roster of the Motor City jazz label. Once again, this powerhouse congregation – drummer Carl Allen, pianist Aaron Diehl, guitarist Evan Perri, alto saxophonist Tia Fuller, tenor saxophonist Kirk Whalum, and vibraphonist Warren Wolf – joined forces under the leadership of bassist Rodney Whitaker to dazzle a hometown crowd in picturesque Hart Plaza, with the results captured for another knockout live recording.

Mack Avenue Super Band · Live From the Detroit Jazz Festival 2014
Mack Avenue Records  ·  Release Date: September 18, 2014


Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade have been three quarters of the extraordinary Wayne Shorter Quartet for more than a decade. Since, they’ve also continued their individual careers as leaders of their own projects and groups. Now, on Children of the Light, they step forward as a trio for the first time with an imagination and fearlessness in their approach that defies the roles and ways of a trio in both obvious and subtle ways.

Pérez Patitucci Blade · Children of the Light
Mack Avenue Records  ·  Release Date: 

September 18, 2014


The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (SJO), founded by Music Director Mitch Glickman, is comprised of Los Angeles’s finest studio musicians and jazz soloists. On their debut album – Looking Forward, Looking Back – the SJO has commissioned twelve new symphonic jazz works, along with six world premieres and three U.S. premieres: George Duke‘s two-movement concerto, “Dark Wood: Bass Concerto for McBride” featuring McBride and his diverse style on the instrument; Lee Ritenour’s commissioned work “Symphonic Captain’s Journey;” and Bill Cunliffe’s interpretation of the symphonic jazz tradition of “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Symphonic Jazz Orchestra · Looking Forward, Looking Back
Mack Avenue Records  ·  Release Date: September 18, 2014  


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