Christian McBride – Conversations with Christian

January 3, 2012 / No Comments / Tags: Christian McBride, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dr. Billy Taylor, Hank Jones, regina carter, roy hargrove, russell malone, Sting

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Bassist Christian McBride gets by with the help of a few of his musical friends on his latest release Conversations with Christian.The recording is a collection of duets with a cross-section of musical talents, both past and present, in various genres. Among the collaborations featured here are two with the late, greats, Dr. Billy Taylor and Hank Jones. Other artists joining in conversation with McBride are violinist Regina Carter, trumpeter Roy Hargrove, vocalist and fellow bassist Sting, guitarist Russell Malone and on sizzling duet, singer Dee Dee Bridgewater. The expanse of artists and styles all serve to show the versatility of the Philadelphia-bred bassist.

Click here to listen to a clip of “Sister Rosa”.

Tracks: Afririka, Fat Bach and Green, Consider Me Gone,  Gueajeo Y Tumbao, Bauble, Bangles and Beads, Spiritual, It’s Your Thing, Alone Together, McDukey Blues, Tango Improvisation #1, Sister Rosa, Shake ‘n Blake, Chitlins and Gefiltefish.