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Favorite recording w/Chris McBride?

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by peteroberts, Dec 4, 2002.

  1. I'm really starting to dig Chris McBride, his tone is wonderful...the only ones I have are the Diana Krall CD w/him and Russell Malone (too bad, she is mixed WAY in front, can hardly hear Russell), and Joshua Redman's 1st record. What else should I get?
  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    "Sci Fi" and "Philadelphia Project"
  3. I love his version of OP's "Night Train".
  4. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    The Philadelphia Experiment.
  5. sean p

    sean p

    Mar 7, 2002
    eugene, oregon
    hey fellas,

    i have this record and haven't really enjoyed it yet. what do y'all like about it?

    if you're looking for cm's acoustic tone, philadelphia experiment ain't the right tree to bark up. he plays electric almost exclusively.

    i think he sounds good on the 'superbass' records with ray brown (no slouch) and john clayton (can play bass).

    sean p
  6. Fred W

    Fred W

    Feb 21, 2002
    Bronx, NY
    Joe Henderson "Lush Life; The Music of Billy Strayhorn". There's a sax-bass duet thats real strong. This album won a Grammy, so Joe lived well for his last years. Nice to have seen one of the so many deserving get it.
  7. Jim Dombrowski

    Jim Dombrowski Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
    He does great work on Cyrus Chestnut on "Soul Food", and also with Gary Burton on "For Hamp, Red, Bags, and Cal"

  8. oystein


    Sep 15, 2001
    Norway, Leikong
    Check out Christian's playing on Sting's DVD/video "All this time". His playing is impeccable.

  9. I really enjoy his first solo album Gettin' To It it features some tasty solos from Josh Redman too and McWow's solo version of Night Train. Also love the old school soul Motown type jaunt of his entitled A Family Affair. It is definitely some mouthwatering booty shakin' s***. I believe all of Christian's solo albums are on the Verve record label. He also plays with pizzazz on Donald Harrison's Nouveau Swing on Impulse Records. This sounds like I'm swinging on his balls, but what can I say? He's one of my idols.
  10. Vertical Vision:cool:
  11. Monte


    Jan 9, 2001
    DFW Area, Tejas
    To each his own. I love Chris' playing, but this recording is just tedious to me. I got an advance copy, declined to review it, and gave it away.

    I'd rather listen to stuff like his first solo recording, where critics pounded him for not doing anything new or different and rehashing straight ahead jazz than listen to him rehashing 80's Chick Corea and the Electic Band type stuff.

  12. twig


    Aug 5, 2001
    London UK
    For McBride playing staight ahead jazz, check out
    "Parker's Mood" on Verve.

    Roy Hargrove, Trumpet
    C.McBride, Bass
    Stephen Scott, Piano

    Some very good solo, duo and trio playing.

    If you liked "Getting to it" then you'll like this.
  13. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    By not having a drummer, "Parker's Mood" affords great opportunity to fully hear the instruments. Every nuance of McBride's tone comes through. I especially liked being able to clearly hear his arco solos.
  14. Adrian Cho

    Adrian Cho Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ottawa, Canada
    Parker's Mood is an awesome album. I have ordered and am eagerly awaiting a copy of "Fingerpainting" which has a guitar/bass/trumpet trio playing Herbie Hancock's tunes.

  15. Monte


    Jan 9, 2001
    DFW Area, Tejas
    This is very cool as well, although I admit that I like the music in smaller doses than the whole record. After the first 30 minutes, I kind of glaze over.

    Really really good playing on this.

  16. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    My wife downloaded this album off Emusic.com for me - it's great, and the trio setting really lets you hear Christian's tone.
  17. erikwhitton

    erikwhitton Guest

    Sep 20, 2002
    Portland, ME USA
    fingerpainting is my favorite by a mile - 2nd to that would be gettin' to it. then a family affair.

    i don't really like the philly experiment very much.

    haven't heard verticle visions.

    i also like the live benny green that CM plays on at age 17.

  18. Q-Phonix


    Sep 28, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I like his work on the John Scofield album "works for me". My favorite track is "I'll catch you". It has a funky upright riff in the begining.
  19. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    This is nothing fancy but I really dig him playing with Jimmy Smith on "Stolen Moments."
  20. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    There's a Benny Green CD with McBride and Russell Malone titled "These Are Soulful Days". McBride is recorded au natural; lots of woody tone, nifty solos both arco and pizz.

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