Christian Mcbride Trio at Alvin & Friends Restaurant Friday Jazz Series at Alvin And Friends
Greg Thomas uploaded this event on June 16, 2014
Fri, June 20, 2014
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With Out Here, his 11th recording as a leader, world-class bassist and Grammy award winner Christian McBride introduced his latest working group: a trio, fully embracing at age 41 his role as standard-bearer and mentor. Pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.—both younger, emerging artists—have been performing with McBride’s smallest group for four years, honing their trio conception to a fine point of expressive depth and nuance with select performances around the world.
“It’s a pretty diversified trio,” says McBride descriptively. “The real core foundation is hardcore swingin,’ blues and the American songbook. Part of that is because Christian [Sands] is so well-rounded and willing to go to so many places, that I can’t help but want to swing hard with him and Ulysses.”...