• Christian McBride on JazzSet

    December 16, 2011. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    Steve Wilson, sax .. Christian, bass .. Warren Wolf, vibes .. also Peter Martin, piano, and Carl Allen, drums .. photo by David Tallacksen
    Steve Wilson, sax .. McBride, bass .. Warren Wolf, vibes .. also Peter Martin, piano, and Carl Allen, drums .. photo by David Tallacksen

    Christian has great musicianship, personality, and he's versatile. In 2008 he led a Philly-Detroit Connection show at the Detroit Jazz Fest. In 2009 he served as DJF Artist in Residence. He returned to Detroit in winter 2010 to present The Movement Revisited, a suite for four civil rights era figures, which I blogged about here. His two current CDs feature his big band and a program of duets with various artists.

    And on this JazzSet from Detroit, Christian is the heart and soul of his small group. Tune in / log on for Christian McBride and Inside Straight at the 2009 DJF, this Sunday, December 18 at 6pm, and again Wednesday, December 21 (solstice night?) at 6:30. They play outdoors in Hart Plaza, named for MI Sen. Philip Hart (1912-76), "The Conscience of the Senate".

    Rhonda Hamilton is the guest host. Here's a promo, and there's more about the show here.

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