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Christian McBride

Christian McBride Tip City Trio & Inside Straight

 

Christian McBride
Tip City Trio & Inside Straight

Sunday, October 8, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Christian McBride

Christian McBride Tip City Trio & Inside Straight

More than a bass virtuoso and restlessly creative bandleader, Christian McBride is one of jazz’s foremost public intellectuals. An erudite and seemingly indefatigable force, he’s taken on a series of high profile positions running illustrious jazz institutions, including his position as SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director and his appointment as artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival. Somehow he still finds time to lead half a dozen different bands, including the two very different trios on this double bill. The recently formed Tip City is a drummerless unit with instrumentation that harkens back to the legendary trios of Nat Cole and Art Tatum, featuring rising piano star Emmet Cohen and guitar innovator Rodney Jones, a Juilliard professor who spent years on the road with Dizzy Gillespie and Lena Horn. Inside Straight showcases several of the most exciting young players on the New York scene, with 29-year-old pianist Christian Sands, saxophonist Steve Wilson, SFJAZZ Collective vibraphonist Warren Wolf, and dynamic drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. At the center of both bands there’s the extraordinary McBride, authoritatively swinging, masterfully bowing, and ebulliently grooving – an artist Variety calls "the musician with the technical, compositional and emotional skills to take jazz to another plane”

ABOUT CHRISTIAN McBRIDE:
At just 43, bassist Christian McBride is widely regarded as the standard-bearer for jazz bassists in the 21st century, and is among the most recorded artists of his generation. He has appeared on over 300 albums with many of the most illustrious figures in jazz, including Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson and Pat Metheny, while collaborating with artists from across the musical spectrum like Kathleen Battle, Sting, and Questlove of The Roots. He’s led a procession of diverse groups since the mid-90s, and for his residency, he performs in settings ranging from duo to trio to big band.

Artist Personnel

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE & TIP CITY
Christian McBride bass
Rodney Jones guitar
Emmet Cohen piano

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE & INSIDE STRAIGHT
Christian McBride bass
Steve Wilson saxophones
Warren Wolf vibraphone
Christian Sands piano
Ulysses Owens Jr. drums

Artist Website

"The musician with the technical, compositional and emotional skills to take jazz to another plane " — Variety
"The deep, dark-maple tone that Christian McBride elicits from an upright bass is one of jazz’s forthright pleasures " — The New York Times