“tight instrumentation, fast-and-loose percussive subtlety and soul for days.” – Downbeat
The only thing that Christian McBride loves more than jazz bass is his hometown of Philadelphia, where “jawn” is a multi-purpose word that loosely translates as “joint,” “place,” or “thing.” Christian’s New Jawn is his new band, his new thing, and in the piano-less tradition of great bands such as Gerry Mulligan and Ornette Coleman, he features two highly creative horn players — Marcus Strickland and Josh Evans, noted New York bandleaders themselves — and one of the most in-demand drummers of this generation, Nasheet Waits.
Christian McBride has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for over 30 years. Active since 1989, McBride’s list of accomplishments has been nothing short of staggering.
As a sideman in the jazz world alone, he’s worked with the best of the very best – Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, J.J. Johnson, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson, McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny. In the R&B world, he’s not only played with, but also arranged for, Isaac Hayes, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Lalah Hathaway, and the one and only Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. In the pop/rock world, he’s extensively collaborated with Sting, Carly Simon, Don Henley, and Bruce Hornsby. In the hip-hop/neo-soul world, he’s collaborated with the Roots, D’Angelo, and Queen Latifah. In many other specialty projects, he’s worked closely with opera legend Kathleen Battle, bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer, the Shanghai Quartet and the Sonus Quartet.
Christian McBride, bass
Josh Evans, trumpet
Marcus Strickland, saxophone
Nasheet Waits, drums
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