Saturday, March 31, 2007
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST song of the day
Artist:Christian McBride/Nicholas Payton/Mark Whitfield
Song:One Finger Snap
Album:Fingerpainting:The Music Of Herbie Hancock
This is a very unusual tribute CD by three young lions of jazz. It's a tribute to Herbie Hancock with no piano. It's got Christian McBride on bass, Nicholas Payton on trumpet and Mark Whitfield on guitar. McBride did the arrangements. He was born May 31, 1972 in Philadelphia. He started out playing electric bass in R & B bands in high school but became more interested in jazz and studied at Julliard. He played in various jazz bands but what got him noticed was a set of duets with legendary bassist Ray Brown at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1994. This earned him a contract at Verve and he's been recording as a leader since then. In more recent years McBride moved to Warner Bros. and has experimented with funk and R & B. Fingerpainting is a very interesting CD and is worth a listen. Most recently, McBride returned to more straight ahead jazz in 2006 with New York Time on Chesky Records featuring jazz veterans Cedar Walton & Jimmy Cobb. Here's Christian McBride with Danish bass legend Neils Pedersen performing Bye Bye Blackbird.