The Soul of Bass
Christian McBride, one of the most acclaimed bassists today and surely one of the youngest, has played with the leading jazz musicians and artists of our time including Freddie Hubbard, Joshua Redman, McCoy Tyner, Pat Metheny, Diana Krall and James Brown. According to McBride, concerts are part of what makes all the hard work of being a musician worth it, those two hours where he experiences a kind of spiritual awakening, a reminder of the glory of what he does and the capacity of jazz to open ones mind and soul. Christian McBride grew up around music in Philadelphia. At 17, he was set to go to Julliard, the top music school in the country and one of the best in the world, but when he arrived to NY, word on the street was that a great bassist was moving to the area and he was immediately picked up by some of the greatest bands around embracing the power of jazz.