ahem,, well late thread first of all... But anyways,, saw them in Pasadena this Sunday, and they were INCREDIBLE! Great musicians and players all,, the songs were great,, spirits were high,, looked like they were tossing around some improv up on stage. Christian moved from upright to electric seamlessly (duh.),, and tore it up on each respective version. Some very Jaco esque lines on the electric, while he did some unusual and tasty stuff on the upright (bowing,, effects pedals and extreme speed and fluid left hand movements). I wish I could've heard his Upright tone a little better,, guess I have to buy his album! They closed the set with Weather Report's Boogie Woogie Waltz, apparently a standard closer for them, and they absolutely shredded it! I didnt really ever care for the original version,, its kinda slow and monotonous, came out in '73 I believe w/ Miroslav Vitous on bass. However,, they played it more in style of 1980 Weather Report,, Faster tempo, way way more chops all around, and of course ending with 1/16th notes @ approx 180 bpm and furious distortion passages on bass. Mindblowing!!!! I'm thinking starting off my McBride music collection with either Vertical Vision or Sci-Fi,, any other comments/suggestions? I dont really ever hear about McBride amongst the bass guitar crowd,, is he more popular amongst DBer's? He deserves more respect in any case!!