Mcbride, Christian / Conversations With Christian
Album:Conversations With Christian Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mcbride, Christian Added:Nov 2011
Label:Mack Avenue 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-11-27 Pull Date:2012-01-29 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jan 29Jan 22Jan 8Dec 25Dec 18Dec 11Dec 4

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 27, 2016:A Show Has No Name
It's Your Thing (Feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater)
4.Feb 24, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
It's Your Thing (Feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater)
2.Mar 21, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
It's Your Thing (Feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater)
5.Feb 11, 2012:At the Cafe Bohemian
It's Your Thing (Feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater)
3.May 04, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Consider Me Gone (Feat. Sting)
6.Jan 28, 2012:At the Cafe Bohemian
It's Your Thing (Feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater), Afirika (Feat. Angelique Kidjo)

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-11-27 
CHRISTIAN McBRIDE: Conversations with Christian
Mack Avenue, 2011

MAINSTREAM JAZZ – Lively duets between bass master McBride and a string of star performers, mostly jazz people but with Sting, Angelique Kidjo and actress Gina Gershon mixing it up a bit. Lots of fun; really shows off McBride’s rich, fat tone and pure musicality.

Try any track. Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

1. 4:28 – with Angelique Kidjo (vocal): upbeat African song, happy & catchy
2. 4:41 – with Regina Carter (violin): starts with Bach, switches to blues walk
3. 4:23 – with Sting (acoustic guitar/vocal): typical Sting cool-cat stroll
4. 6:18 – with Eddie Palmieri (piano): romantic intro, then strong latin groove
5. 5:22 – with Roy Hargrove (trumpet): straight-up jazz standard, light & airy
6. 7:12 – with Billy Taylor (piano): slow gospel, very tender and heartfelt
7. 5:13 – with Dee Dee Bridgewater (vocal): sassy, sexy funk… yowza!
8. 5:38 – with Hank Jones (piano): easygoing standard, becomes a lively walk
9. 5:35 – with George Duke (piano): bright, snappy walk, a quick-tempo blues
10. 9:11 – with Chick Corea (piano): dramatic tango-based improvisation
11. 6:45 – with Russell Malone (guitar): cool soulful stroll, very nice interplay
12. 5:36 – with Ron Blake (tenor sax): relaxed, upbeat boppin’ jam
13. 6:44 – with Gina Gershon (jews harp): playful blues + really goofy banter

[ Fo ] - November 2011

Track Listing
1.Afirika (Feat. Angelique Kidjo) 7.It's Your Thing (Feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater)
2.Fat Bach And Greens (Feat. Regina Carter) 8.Alone Together (Feat. Hank Jones)
3.Consider Me Gone (Feat. Sting) 9.Mcdukey Blues (Feat. George Duke)
4.Guajeo Y Tumbao (Feat. Eddie Palmieri) 10.Tango Improvisation #1 (Feat. Chick Corea)
5.Baubles, Bangles And Beads (Feat. Roy Hargrove) 11.Sister Rosa (Feat. Russell Malone)
6.Spiritual (Feat. Dr. Billy Taylor) 12.Shake 'n Blake (Feat. Ron Blake)
 13.Chitlins And Gefiltefish (Feat. Gina Gershon)