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First Listen: Christian McBride - Who's Making Love

Every Friday, Brad Barker goes through the pile of CD’s on his desk and his hard drive to find a brand new song to play for you.  It’s called your “First Listen”

Hot on the heels of the Inside Straight, People Music release, which has been dominating  jazz charts all over the world, prolific bassist and composer Christian McBride now unleashes his trio scenario in Out Here.  Its Christian, and emerging artists Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owen Jr. on drums, two folks from the aforementioned configuration.

With Out Here, Christian focuses on creating a, as he puts it, “a pretty diversified trio. The real core foundation is hardcore swingin',  blues and the American songbook."  There is a steadiness here and a back to basics attitude that will satisfy the hardcore jazz fan in all.  

This is McBride's 11th recording as a leader with nods to Oscar Peterson, Dr. Billy Taylor, a couple of his own compositions and the tune that we’re going to focus on for today’s First Listen, Stax man Johnnie Taylor’s “Who’s Making Love”!

The Christian McBride Trio from Out Here, out there in the world August 6th !


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