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Christian McBride Podcasts

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27 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Christian McBride. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Christian McBride, often where they are interviewed.

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27 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Christian McBride. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Christian McBride, often where they are interviewed.

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Miles Monday with Christian McBride

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Christian McBride is a six-time GRAMMY-winning bassist and composer. His new album ‘For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver’ is a tribute to Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery and Oliver Nelson. Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3iuREO1


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Sep 14 2020 · 1hr 2mins
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RoundAgain - Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, Brian Blade

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Vier Superhelden des zeitgenössischen Jazz: Saxofonist Joshua Redman, Pianist Brad Mehldau, Bassist Christian McBride und Schlagzeuger Brian Blade wollen es wieder wissen. Sie sind wieder da. Round again. Mit einem Album, das RoundAgain heißt.
Aug 05 2020 ·

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Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade - RoundAgain

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Eine CD von Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade - vorgestellt auf NDR Kultur.

Jul 16 2020 · 4mins
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Episode 52: World’s rarest wading bird stages a comeback, we tour scenic Switzerland, Diana Krall & Christian McBride swing the White House, and more…

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Sounds Good: “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” performed by Diana Krall and Christian McBride, live at the White House, Link HERE

Jun 30 2020 ·

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Episode 5 Christian McBride

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Christian McBride is a six-time grammy award winning jazz bassist, composer and arrange. Ledisi and Christian sit down and talk all things music before their first show together at the  St. Lucia Jazz Festival.

Mar 26 2020 · 40mins
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#38: Christian McBride with Mark Ruffin

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Bassist and bandleader Christian McBride talked with Mark Ruffin in a taping of “The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian” show that Christian hosts on SiriusXM.  In this conversation from Blue Note at Sea ’20, Christian and Mark talk about how they produce the show, and Christian discusses his roots in Philadelphia and his lifelong love of sports. And he tells stories about his relationship with Lou Donaldson and James Brown. This episode is sponsored by SiriusXM. The podcast is produced by Entertainment Cruise Productions.

Mar 24 2020 · 55mins
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651: Christian McBride

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This “best of” episode features a conversation with the wonderful jazz bassist Christian McBride.  This lighthearted and engaging conversation originally aired in 2018 and has become one of our most popular episodes. Enjoy!

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Dec 16 2019 · 51mins
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#ReRooted: Grammy Award winning bassist Christian McBride on Jazz Improvisation & Music as Balance

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Grammy Award winning bassist Christian McBride talks with Francesca about improvisation in jazz, how artists are received in other cultures, and how music can bring balance to your life.
Christian McBride is an American Jazz bassist, composer, and arranger, who has appeared on more than 300 recordings as a side man. He is a six-time Grammy Award winner, the artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival, and host of “Jazz Night in America” on NPR. You can learn more about him at christianmcbride.com.

The Magic of 1959
Francesca welcomes Christian to the show and asks about the work he’s doing for his non-profit organization, Jazz House Kids. They reflect on how music can bring balance to the intensity of life. Christian talks about the magic of 1959, when several seminal jazz albums were released.

“You were talking about the roots talking to each other, that’s what was happening (in jazz) in 1959.” – Christian McBride

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Improvisation and Authenticity (18:58)
The talk turns to improvisation in jazz, as Christian reflects on the different styles of noted improv masters Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. Francesca discusses her creative process and how she connects with work that feels organic and authentic.

“It was about exploring and staying curious, which is the foundation of what we’re talking about in spiritual practice – about letting go and being open to see what comes, and being in the moment.” – Francesca Maximé

Culture Shock (43:43)
Francesca and Christian discuss social media and how it’s affecting American culture. Christian talks about how differently he’s treated in other cultures that have more reverence for the artist and creativity. They talk about Christian’s work with the Newport Jazz Festival and NPR.

“The happiest and probably the most at peace I ever feel is when I’m holding my bass, is when I’m playing my bass. I really feel a visceral connection to that.” – Christian McBride
Aug 18 2019 · 1hr 13mins
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Ep. 12 - Christian McBride

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Grammy Award winning bassist Christian McBride talks with Francesca about improvisation in jazz, how artists are received in other cultures, and how music can bring balance to your life.

Aug 17 2019 · 1hr 14mins
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Christian McBride

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Jazz bassist Christian McBride takes us through his own musical journey--from his early days in Philadelphia to playing with some of the great jazz legends like NEA Jazz Masters Sonny Rollins and Chick Corea. He also talks about fronting a group and walks us through composing one of his signature songs "Brother Mister." Christian also reflects on his long friendship with 2019 NEA Jazz Master Stanley Crouch and Stanley's importance to jazz criticism and advocacy.

Apr 10 2019 ·