Q&A with Christian McBride: Big Band, Big Imagination

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Downbeat Magazine published Ron Hart’s Q&A with bassist Christian McBribe. Christian talks about his new Big Band release Bringin’ It, his influences regarding his arranging style and a great deal more.

DOWNBEAT: “After a six-year wait, renowned bassist Christian McBride reunites with his big band to release Bringin’ It, the anticipated follow-up to their Grammy Award-winning 2011 debut, The Good Feeling. And this worldly 11-song collection proves the 45-year-old educator and composer has the swing game on lock as this super ensemble (featuring such heavy hitters as Rodney Jones on guitar, Freddie Hendrix on trumpet and Steve Davis on trombone) delivers soulful, transformative renditions of such small-group classics as McCoy Tyner’s 1972 epic “Sahara,” Wes Montgomery’s “Full House” and Freddie Hubbard’s “Thermo…..” Read the article here.

Last modified: July 15, 2018