Christian McBride On Piano Jazz

Bassist, bandleader and composer Christian McBride has been a presence in jazz for more than 20 years. A veteran Piano Jazz sideman, McBride has accompanied the likes of J.J. Johnson and Cassandra Wilson on the show.

In this Piano Jazz session from 2001, McBride takes the spotlight as a dynamic composer and stylist who’s leading a new generation of jazz players. He features his bass in duet with host Marian McPartland throughout the standard “Alone Together” and plays solo in his composition “Lullaby For A Ladybug.”

Originally recorded May 2001.

Set List
  • “Alone Together” (Dietz, Schwartz)
  • “Billie’s Bounce” (Parker)
  • “Dolphin Dance” (Hancock)
  • “Lullaby For A Ladybug” (McBride)
  • “Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea” (Arlen, Koehler)
  • “Midnight Sun” (Burke, Hampton, Mercer)
  • “Sonnymoon For Two” (Rollins)
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