Swingin’ with Sting
The great jazz bassist Christian McBride has played a supporting role to everyone from Herbie Hancock to Pat Metheny to Diana Krall and many more. Aside from his core work in jazz, he has also performed and recorded with a slew of legendary popular musicians including the late James Brown, The Roots, Queen Latifah, Bruce Hornsby and most notably fellow bassist Sting. This November Christian is stepping forward and releasing an album titled Conversations with Christian which takes the duet concept to a whole new level. Not only is the bassist who is big on personality as well as talent teamed with a notable artist in a musical duet setting, but he has also included a verbal improvisation of the two talking about the piece or whatever else comes to mind. One of the record’s highlights is Christian’s performance with Sting covering his “Consider Me Gone” and below is a sneak peak at the swingin’ session.