CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE - CONVERSATIONS WITH CHRISTIAN (2XLP, ORANGE VINYL)
CONDITION EX/EX (UNPLAYED)
First time on vinyl for this 2011 album by bassist Christian McBride featuring duets with an array of stars including Angélique Kidjo, Sting, Chick Corea, George Duke, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roy Hargrove and others. Christian McBride is a loquacious raconteur in addition to his fnger-busting bass skills, though make no mistake about it - the only talk on this release is the musical kind two instruments make. Christian can converse with the best of them, as his Sirius/XM show will attest though these conversations sit him down in the studio with a diverse array of guests for unexpected and often amazing results. The resulting duets lay bare skill and emotion in the visceral tradition of real jazz improvisation.
Tracks: Afrika feat. Angélique Kidjo / Fat Bach And Greens feat. Regina Carter / Consider Me Gone feat. Sting / Guajeo Y Tumbao feat. Eddie Palmieri / Baubles, Bangles And Beads feat. Roy Hargrove / Spiritual feat. Dr. Billy Taylor / It's Your Thing feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater / Alone Together feat. Hank Jones / McDukey Blues feat. George Duke / Tango Improvisation #1 feat. Chick Corea / Sister Rosa feat. Russell Malone / Shake 'n Blake feat. Ron Blake / Chitlins And Gefltefsh feat. Gina Gershon