Diana Krall This Dream of You Verve I was never that big on Diana Krall albums – they were good, all of them, but I didn’t care which one I heard. I just heard them – in shops where I worked, in preparation for reviewing her shows (saw her twice, very good both times) and […]
Joshua Redman / Brad Mehldau / Christian McBride / Brian Blade RoundAgain Nonesuch Go back through your jazz collection and marvel at the “supergroups” – John Coltrane and Miles Davis together, or Coltrane and Monk, Art Blakey tutoring a young Wynton Marsalis, Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Charles Mingus performing together as one of the […]
Mike Clark Indigo Blue Live At The Iridium Ropeadope Mike Clark literally wrote the book on funk drumming. And I’m using the word ‘literally’ quite correctly here – see here for the very book he wrote, called: Funk Drumming. He is best known, to this day, for the records that made his name, started his […]
Chick Corea/Christian McBride/Brian Blade Trilogy 2 Concord Jazz The original Trilogy album was a beaut – three discs of piano-trio jazz by Chick Corea with Christian McBride and Brian Blade. We’re talking up there with Keith Jarrett’s finest Standards Trio work, Ahmad Jamal’s fine trio, Bill Evans…all that crew. And if you don’t know some […]
Christian McBride’s New Jawn Opera House, Wellington (8pm) Wednesday, June 6 Opening night of this year’s Jazz Festival saw a new thing (or “New Jawn”, in Philly-slang) from legendary bassist, band-leader and session-star across jazz and pop, Christian McBride.
The Wellington Jazz Festival returns, 6–10 June 2018, to host an exciting line up of modern jazz greats, including six-time Grammy Award–winner and Director of the legendary Newport Jazz Festival, Christian McBride. Jazz bassist McBride, who has collaborated with heavyweights from Sting to James Brown, will bring his talented new quartet Christian McBride’s New Jawn to open the […]
Terri Lyne Carrington Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue Concord Jazz It’s best not to look too hard at how this version of Money Jungle (a brand new album that is part-tribute, part-extrapolation, part-palinode) measures up (or doesn’t) to the legendary recording by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. The point, here, is that with […]