Christian McBride

Conversations with Christian (Orange Vinyl) - RSD (MAC1050LP)

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Conversations with Christian (Orange Vinyl) - RSD

Christian McBride

Mack Avenue

673203105010

LPS 167229

MAC1050LP

JAZZ

1

LP 30,56 €

LIMITED EDITION 2-LP ORANGE VINYL

GATEFOLD SLEEVE

For a man that’s known to lead many groups, Conversations with Christian focused on duets for this stunning 2011 release. McBride first considered a proposal to do a duet project during the latter ‘90s. “At the time,” he recalls, “I didn’t feel I was ready, or that it was the project I wanted to do. I had other things in mind. But as time progressed, I got to do other projects—putting together the Christian McBride Big Band and experimenting with a lot of different sounds and layers—and my focus returned to the duets idea.

The iconic bassist placed himself in the forefront of the flow on a duet apiece with 13 of his closest musical friends and cohorts - singers Angélique Kidjo, Sting and Dee Dee Bridgewater; pianists George Duke, Eddie Palmieri and Chick Corea, as well as Dr. Billy Taylor and Hank Jones; violinist Regina Carter; trumpeter Roy Hargrove; guitarist Russell Malone; tenor saxophonist Ron Blake; and actress Gina Gershon. In the process, McBride unleashed the full measure of his already legendary skills, crafting as complete a portrait of his diverse interests - different vibrations of the blues and African-American church experience, bebop, the American Songbook, the Latin Tinge, the Freedom Principle, even comedy - as he has ever presented.

PERSONNEL:

  • Christian McBride (bass)
  • Angelique Kidjo (vocals)
  • Regina Carter (violin)
  • Sting (vocals, guitar)
  • Eddie Palmieri (piano)
  • Roy Hargrove: (trumpet)
  • Dr. Billy Taylor (piano)
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater (vocals)
  • Hank Jones (piano)
  • George Duke (piano)
  • Chick Corea (piano)
  • Russell Malone (guitar1)
  • Ron Blake (tenor saxophone)
  • Gina Gershon (vocals)

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Afirika featuring Angélique Kidjo
  • A2. Fat Bach and Greens featuring Regina Carter
  • A3. Consider Me Gone featuring Sting
  • A4. Guajeo Y Tumbao featuring Eddie Palmieri
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Baubles, Bangles and Beads featuring Roy Hargrove
  • B2. Spiritual featuring Dr. Billy Taylor
  • B3. It’s Your Thing featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater
  • SIDE C
  • C1. Alone Together featuring Hank Jones
  • C2. McDukey Blues featuring George Duke
  • C3. Tango Improvisation #1 featuring Chick Corea
  • SIDE D
  • D1. Sister Rosa featuring Russell Malone
  • D2. Shake ‘n Blake featuring Ron Blake
  • D3. Chitlins and Gefiltefish featuring Gina Gershon