Christian McBride's New Jawn Christian McBride
- 1Walkin' Funny02:48
- 2Ke-Kelli Sketch09:54
- 3Ballad of Ernie Washington05:34
- 4The Middle Man04:59
- 5Pier One Import07:43
- 7Seek The Source07:21
- 8John Day05:19
Info for Christian McBride's New Jawn
If there’s one thing the acclaimed bassist knows, it’s that when it comes to grit there’s no better resource to draw from than his own hometown, Philadelphia. So, McBride turned to one of the city’s most beloved colloquialisms to christen his latest project, Christian McBride’s New Jawn. On the band’s eponymous debut, these four stellar musicians ably walk the razor’s edge between thrilling virtuosity and gut-punch instinctiveness.
The only thing that Christian McBride loves more than jazz bass is his hometown of Philadelphia, where “jawn” is a multi-purpose word that loosely translates as “joint,” “place,” or “thing.” Christian’s New Jawn is his new band, his new thing, and in the piano-less tradition of great bands such as Gerry Mulligan and Ornette Coleman, he features two highly creative horn players — Marcus Strickland and Josh Evans, noted New York bandleaders themselves — and one of the most in-demand drummers of this generation, Nasheed Waits. Christian is one of the most accomplished jazz artists of his generation, and the popular host of Jazz Night in America, on NPR. His collaborations with jazz legends include work with Sonny Rollins, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Pat Metheny, and his Grammy-winning bandleader credits are no less impressive. Did we mention that he’s the winner of the Best Bassist category of the Downbeat Critic’s Poll this year?
Christian McBride, bass
Marcus Strickland, saxophone
Josh Evans, trumpet
Nasheet Waits, drums
When Philadelphia-born bassist/bandleader Christian McBride arrived in New York in 1989 as a Juilliard student, he was the “Godchild of the Groove” with unlimited potential.
Christian McBride is a master musician who has appeared on over 300 records. He is easily one of the most accomplished bass players alive, and his resume as a bandleader is also quite impressive. Join us at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to experience New Jawn, which, translated from Philadelphian, could be described as McBride’s “new joint.” The quartet includes Josh Evans, Nasheet Waits and Marcus Strickland, musicians that are regularly featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center and all over the city both as bandleaders and as sidemen with some of jazz’s biggest names. Fans of McBride’s other small groups will surely love this ensemble, and its unusual two-horns, no-piano lineup gives it a unique flavor. With just bass and drums holding down the rhythm section, McBride and Waits provide as rich and driving a foundation as any group could hope for.
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