Christian McBride

Lizz Wright plays a special show for NPR's Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride tonight at the Variety Playhouse. In advance of the show, she chatted with me about her latest project Grace, as well as the things that mean the most to her, including family and food. Want to go to the show? Click here for tickets.

New Music: Reach By Christian Sands

Apr 12, 2017
Mack Avenue Records

If progressive Jazz is your thing then you probably already know about Christian Sands. His debut record for Mack Avenue is called Reach, and features a dynamite quintet on a series of inventive, innovative pieces, mostly original but with covers of Bill Withers and classic pop gem "Somewhere Out There" done as a dreamy, timeless, Bill Evans meets Debussy way.  NPR Jazz Night In America Host Christian McBride and occasional bandmade drops in to play a bass solo on Sands' version of "Use Me." You can hear cuts from Reach on Jazz 91.9  WCLK during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride airs Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  During the September 11 edition, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra takes us to Latin America and Spain, through the work of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and John Coltrane.  Excerpts from Tijuana Moods, Latin American Suite and Ole Coltrane take us to a Tijuana gift shop; and, a Spanish bullfight.   We will also get a look inside the heads of these three Jazz greats and learn what makes them some of the best storytellers Jazz has ever known.

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Listen Sunday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK as Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride from NPR Music presents a tribute to legendary Jazz recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.   As well, the evening will pay homepage to the 65th birthday celebration for Prestige Records. This event took place at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz At Lincoln Center in 2014 and features Jamison Ross, drums; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Chris Pattishall, piano & special guests Mike Rodriguez, trumpet and Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone.

New Music: Convergence By Warren Wolf

Jun 5, 2016
Mack Avenue Records

For a follow-up to his superb sophomore release Wolfgang, rising star Vibraphonist/Composer Warren Wolf finds himself alongside some of the biggest names in modern Jazz for Convergence, his third recording for Mack Avenue Records.   Along with Bassist Christian McBride, the rhythm section is rounded out by master Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts and esteemed Pianist Brad Mehldau.   Legendary Guitarist John Scofield is a featured soloist on two tracks.   Jazz 91.9 WCLK is playing cuts from Convergence throughout the day in particular  during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. 

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