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EDITORS’ NOTES

It isn’t just Christian McBride’s fierce bass playing but his subtle, harmonically astute arranging that makes Bringin’ It such a welcome follow-up to 2011's The Good Feeling. Whether he’s honoring Freddie Hubbard (“Thermo”), McCoy Tyner (“Sahara”) and Wes Montgomery (“Full House”), reinventing pop like “Mr. Bojangles,” or endowing the ballad “I Thought About You” with the most nuanced chordal shading, McBride is in top form. His first-call soloists include guitarist Rodney Jones, trumpeter Brandon Lee, saxophonist Steve Wilson, and trombonist Michael Dease.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

It isn’t just Christian McBride’s fierce bass playing but his subtle, harmonically astute arranging that makes Bringin’ It such a welcome follow-up to 2011's The Good Feeling. Whether he’s honoring Freddie Hubbard (“Thermo”), McCoy Tyner (“Sahara”) and Wes Montgomery (“Full House”), reinventing pop like “Mr. Bojangles,” or endowing the ballad “I Thought About You” with the most nuanced chordal shading, McBride is in top form. His first-call soloists include guitarist Rodney Jones, trumpeter Brandon Lee, saxophonist Steve Wilson, and trombonist Michael Dease.

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4.3 out of 5

12 Ratings

12 Ratings

To be perfectly Honest

Keaggy_Head

I have given this a three star rating, because to be perfectly honest, I feel like Christian McBride is in a creative rut. I fell in love with Vertical Vision and the Christian Mcbride Band, but apparantly the people that do listen to Jazz despise fusion projects because Christian hasn't written or performed anything close to that stylistically in a long time. I guess this means the Jazz Police have won, as he puts in old podcasts. So far Youthful Bliss and a Message are pretty good. But remember, this review is more about his direction. Vertical Vision and Hiromi and Espernanza all gave me a fleeting moment where I felt Jazz was still alive and fresh, and had the potential to go new directions. I hope Christian comes to a crossroads after this album and goes somewhere fresh. This music is okay but I need some fusion man!

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