The internationally-celebrated American jazz bassist and his new trio live in Manchester.
Christian McBride emerged in the early 1990’s as one of the young and musically hungry guys re-energizing the jazz scene. McBride has since honed an oaky sound and nimble approach to his instrument owing both to classic jazzmen like the legendary Ray Brown, and to silky ’70s soul music.
As one of the most versatile go-to sidemen in the business, McBride has performed with a who’s who, both in jazz — Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Roy Haynes and John McLaughlin (among so many others) — and the pop world with musicians like Sting. He’s also fronted his own groups, including the funky R&B-infused album A Family Affair and his big band record The Good Feeling.
McBride is now playing with a brand new trio — the first time he’s helmed a trio in his career — and embracing his role a seasoned mentor of emerging talent. That trio, filled out by pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. — is a young, nuanced ensemble, capable of deep in-the-pocket swing and stellar grooves. Considering the tendency of many young players to focus on complex rhythms, baroque technique, and being different for the sake of difference, hearing these three gentlemen explore jazz fundamentals with such wonder, drive and sensitivity serves as a welcome antidote. Tickets on sale now.
Personnel: Christian McBride (bass), Christian Sands (piano), Ulysses Owens, Jr. (drums)
Limited Early Bird tickets available on first come basis.
This concert will begin at 7:30pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5:30pm for delicious food and drinks.
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