Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer

  • Tuesday | 22.03.16
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £18.00 Earl...

Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer are two singular voices in the double bass universe.

Both are based in well-known traditions, but they desire to move these templates ahead to the present day. They played an impromptu concert in 2007 and it was clear that it needed to happen again. This setting provides a chance to hear each of them with a level of intimacy and detail that is rare in larger settings. Playing a stylistically diverse program including new original music for the two of them, they will explore previously unimagined possibilities for the double bass.

“I first became aware of Edgar about 25 years ago through the late, great Ray Brown. Ray asked if I’d heard Edgar play. When I said “no”, Ray immediately took me into his lab and showed me a video that he made with Edgar and Victor Wooten. I instantly became Edgar’s biggest fan. I’ve followed his career with a magnifying glass ever since, and he’s unquestionably one of the greatest virtuosos who has ever touched the double bass. I think of him along the same lines as a legend like Gary Karr or Scott LaFaro. However, his singular projects and musical endeavors have moved him into his own realm. I’m very excited about playing alongside my inspirational friend.” – Christian McBride

“The first time I heard Christian I loved the way that he played. From then on I wished that I could play like that and would periodically ask for lessons to no avail. In 2007 we played a concert together and THAT was a lesson. It seemed like the only way to get the learning that I desired was to play some more concerts together, so that’s what we are going to do.” – Edgar Meyer

The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.