The man who refers to the acoustic bass as “Mother Earth” is perhaps the most happening jazz player on the planet, and we’re pumped to zoom in on him at Yoshi’s pristine jazz house and Japanese restaurant in Oakland’s Jack London Square. This is a one-night, one-show engagement where Bass Player will be onsite to hand out free magazines, D’Addario strings and Planet Waves accessories.
Christian McBride’s gutsy sound, athletic agility, and head for harmony have drawn comparisons to the lofty Ray Brown with whom CMB recorded as a member of the early ’90s group Superbass. McBride’s list of credits includes sideman work with Sting, Pat Metheny, Sonny Rollins, Paul Simon, and McCoy Tyner to name a select few. Out Here is McBride's 11th recording as a leader and his first leading a trio. He plays with pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. Both are younger players who have been performing with McBride’s smallest group for about three years.
“It’s a pretty diversified trio,” says McBride in his press release. “The real core foundation is hardcore swinging blues and the American songbook.”
For in depth McBride insights and awesome anecdotes follow through to Bass Player’s web exclusive unedited Christian McBride material from 2009. The funny Sting story alone is worth the click.
Come join Bass Player Presents at the Christian McBride Trio’s single show at Yoshi’s Oakland!
Bass Player Presents the Christian McBride Trio
Wednesday, October 9th at Yoshi’s Oakland
510 Embarcadero West in Jack London Square
8pm show; Buy $24 tickets now
Free Bass Player magazines, D’Addario strings & Planet Waves accessories
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For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Christian McBride click HERE and put McBride s in the subject of your email. Winner must provide own transportation to Jack London Square in Oakland, CA and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on October 9th.