Christian McBride On Piano Jazz On this program from 2001, the bassist takes center stage to discuss his favorite gigs and jam with host Marian McPartland in "Billie's Bounce" and "Midnight Sun."

Christian McBride On Piano Jazz

Christian McBride In The Studio

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Christian McBride.
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Bassist, bandleader and composer Christian McBride has been a presence in jazz for more than 20 years. A veteran Piano Jazz sideman, McBride has accompanied the likes of J.J. Johnson and Cassandra Wilson on the show.

In this Piano Jazz session from 2001, McBride takes the spotlight as a dynamic composer and stylist who's leading a new generation of jazz players. He features his bass in duet with host Marian McPartland throughout the standard "Alone Together" and plays solo in his composition "Lullaby For A Ladybug."

Originally recorded May 2001.

Set List

  • "Alone Together" (Dietz, Schwartz)
  • "Billie's Bounce" (Parker)
  • "Dolphin Dance" (Hancock)
  • "Lullaby For A Ladybug" (McBride)
  • "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea" (Arlen, Koehler)
  • "Midnight Sun" (Burke, Hampton, Mercer)
  • "Sonnymoon For Two" (Rollins)