John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964. Chuck Stewart/Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History hide caption

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Christian McBride is the host of NPR's Jazz Night In America. Anna Webber/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Christian McBride in rehearsal at the Kennedy Center. Jeffrey Kliman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center. hide caption

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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. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ted Nash plays the music of Henry Mancini with bassist Christian McBride and pianist Frank Kimbrough on this Piano Jazz episode. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Christian McBride performs at the Detroit International Jazz Festival. David Tallacksen hide caption

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