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Christian McBride.

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Christian McBride.

Christian McBride artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Christian McBride in rehearsal at the Kennedy Center.

September 12, 2013 JazzSet catches the anniversary show featuring Christian McBride at the Kennedy Center.

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Sean Jones performs at the Detroit Jazz Festival.

August 15, 2013 The trumpeter and the drummer each bring high-energy bands to the Detroit Jazz Festival.

Christian McBride performs at the Detroit International Jazz Festival.

December 15, 2011 The bassist's five-piece band plays to thousands of people outdoors in Detroit.

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Christian McBride performs at the Village Vanguard.

November 11, 2009 The fluid, borderless bassist leads a band specifically assembled for the great venue.

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January 18, 2009 Hear bassist and composer Christian McBride's musical tribute to the civil-rights leader.

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July 31, 2008 Hear lively performances by Terell Stafford, Wallace Roney, and bassist Christian McBride.

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June 20, 2008 Bassist Christian McBride put together a group of Silver's colleagues to salute the great pianist.

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August 2, 2007 Bassist Christian McBride performs with his band at the Kennedy Center in concert.

Studio Sessions

Christian McBride (right) with Peter Martin at KPLU.

June 14, 2012 The "go-to" jazz bassist dishes on his mentor, Ray Brown, and performs with pianist Peter Martin.

Ted Nash

July 9, 2010 Nash performs tunes inspired by Matisse and Monet in a session from Piano Jazz.

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Christian McBride

December 4, 2009 The frequent Piano Jazz sideman brings his bass in for his own session with Marian McPartland.

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Interviews & Profiles

Christian McBride.

June 6, 2013 The bassist, whose new album is called People Music, explains how jazz artists can reach audiences.

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Jazz bassist Christian McBride has just released two albums — a set of intimate duets called Conversations with Christian and a big-band affair called The Good Feeling.

December 10, 2011 The jazz bassist just released two albums — a set of intimate duets and a splashy big-band affair.

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January 22, 2007 Jazz bassist Christian McBride believes being cool leads to a longer, happier and productive life.

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April 11, 2006 The bassist describes his instrument as a "house on stage. You feel it more than you hear it."

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Discover Songs

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November 25, 2008 This year's best jazz albums encourage enthusiasm and optimism about the state of music.

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Conversations with Christian

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  • Album: Conversations with Christian
  • Artist: Christian McBride
  • Label: Mack Avenue
  • Released: 2011
 

The Good Feeling

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  • Album: The Good Feeling
  • Artist: Christian McBride Big Band
  • Label: Mack Avenue
  • Released: 2011
 

Live at Tonic

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  • Album: Live at Tonic
  • Artist: Christian McBride
  • Label: Ropeadope
  • Released: 2006
 

Sci-Fi

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  • Album: Sci-Fi
  • Artist: Christian McBride
  • Label: Verve
  • Released: 2000
 

Gettin' to It

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  • Album: Gettin' to It
  • Artist: Christian McBride
  • Label: Verve
  • Released: 1995
 

Kind of Brown

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  • Album: Kind of Brown
  • Artist: Christian McBride & Inside Straight
 

Mancini Project

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  • Album: Mancini Project
  • Artist: Ted Nash
  • Label: Palmetto
  • Released: 2008
 

Scene

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  • Artist: The Stryker/Slagle Band
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  • Released: 2008
 

Diamondhead

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  • Artist: David "Fathead" Newman
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  • Released: 2008
 

New Crystal Silence

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  • Artist: Chick Corea/Gary Burton
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  • Released: 2008
 

Day Trip

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  • Artist: Pat Metheny Trio
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Rainbow People

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  • Artist: Steve Turre
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  • Released: 2008
 

Notes from the Village

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  • Album: Notes from the Village
  • Artist: Anat Cohen
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  • Released: 2008
 

Pass It On

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  • Album: Pass It On
  • Artist: Dave Holland Sextet
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Gratitude

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  • Artist: Dick Oatts
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Live at Newport '58

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  • Artist: Horace Silver
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  • Released: 2007