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August 23, 2012
JAZZ A ravenously inventive bassist and bandleader who's equally at home dipping into electric funk as straightahead jazz, Christian McBride added to his already impressive list of accolades with a Grammy award earlier this year for "The Good Feeling," his debut big band recording. Here he pares down to a trio, but the level of swing on display should be no less sharp. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m Thu.-Sat.; 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sun. $22-$35 http://www.catalinajazzclub.com .
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September 12, 2013 | By Chris Barton
Any discussion of the L.A. jazz landscape for the fall begins with the Angel City Jazz Festival. A cross-pollinated cornucopia of forward-thinking presented by Angel City Arts, the Jazz Bakery and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, the sixth-annual festival again presents a compelling snapshot of jazz in 2013 that makes as much time for honoring the genre's firmament as its vanguard. Under the theme "Metamorphosis," this year's festival could again be considered a one-stop shop for a solid season of jazz offerings.
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February 9, 2012
MUSIC A powerful double bill of contemporary jazz heavyweights, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane follows in the footsteps of his legendary parents, John and Alice, with invigorating twists on modern post-bop, and the former chair for jazz at the L.A. Philharmonic, bassist Christian McBride, was recently honored with a Grammy nomination for his debut as a big band leader, but here he'll perform in a stripped-down piano trio. Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $20-$65.
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August 23, 2012
JAZZ A ravenously inventive bassist and bandleader who's equally at home dipping into electric funk as straightahead jazz, Christian McBride added to his already impressive list of accolades with a Grammy award earlier this year for "The Good Feeling," his debut big band recording. Here he pares down to a trio, but the level of swing on display should be no less sharp. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m Thu.-Sat.; 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sun. $22-$35 http://www.catalinajazzclub.com .
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 1994 | ZAN STEWART
Bassist Christian McBride's protean talents were well known within the jazz community as long as three years ago, when he was heard as a member of Freddie Hubbard's quintet and Benny Green's trio, among others. But it was in 1993, when he toured with sax upstart Joshua Redman's quartet, that this remarkable musician's profile bloomed. Bassists aren't usually headed for stardom--the number of leaders who play the accompanying, though essential instrument, can almost be counted on one hand.
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April 6, 1996 | BILL KOHLHAASE
Bass sensation Christian McBride has followed his well-received debut album, "Gettin' to It," with a surprisingly modern album that shows him moving ahead in taste and ambition.
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September 7, 1997 | Don Heckman
Unusual rhythm section and horn combinations seem to be in the wind in jazz these days. Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock's "1+1," which featured soprano saxophone/piano duets--with no rhythm section at all--is the most recent case in point, but there are many others.
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August 18, 1995 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Go figure. Christian McBride is a 23-year-old sensation on the bass whom some critics are calling a "neoclassicist." His straight-ahead debut album, "Gettin' to It" (Verve), finds him teaming on one number with graybeards Milt Hinton and Ray Brown. So who does this seeming jazz purist cite as his main inspiration? Would you believe James Brown?
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January 29, 1995 | Don Heckman, Don Heckman is The Times jazz writer.
'The next great bassist." It's the kind of overcooked superlative that can strike fear in the heart of a fainthearted player, no matter how lofty the level of his talent. But Christian McBride, the 22-year-old who is being described precisely that way, and who is almost universally viewed as the heir apparent to such hallowed names as Jimmy Blanton, Ray Brown, Paul Chambers and Ron Carter, takes the praise in stride. Faintheartedness is not his style.
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October 2, 1998
Stage Has having their own TV show spoiled the Groundlings? (Can you be spoiled by a show on FX? . . . Hey, we're just kidding.) The improv troupe launches its latest show tonight, ladies and gentlemen. "Groundlings Hotel and Casino," Groundling Theatre, 7307 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (323) 934-9700. 8 p.m. Also Saturday, 8 and 10 p.m. Runs indefinitely.
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June 14, 2012
For the record, 11:50 a.m., June 14 : This item states that the Playboy Jazz Festival takes place on Friday and Saturday. The actual days are Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17. A two-day celebration of jazz and the many sounds in its orbit, the 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival delivers its typical eclectic lineup, headed by jazz heavyweights including the Christian McBride Big Band, the Cookers, Grammy winner Terri Lyne Carrington and...
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February 9, 2012
MUSIC A powerful double bill of contemporary jazz heavyweights, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane follows in the footsteps of his legendary parents, John and Alice, with invigorating twists on modern post-bop, and the former chair for jazz at the L.A. Philharmonic, bassist Christian McBride, was recently honored with a Grammy nomination for his debut as a big band leader, but here he'll perform in a stripped-down piano trio. Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $20-$65.
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February 26, 2008 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Is there a harder-working guitarist in jazz than Pat Metheny? His nearly 2 1/2 -hour program of nearly nonstop playing at the Wiltern Sunday night was a musical marathon, as athletic as it was imaginative, a muscular display of guitar virtuosity. A full evening devoted to a jazz guitar trio -- even when the players are such world-class artists as Metheny, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez -- can, at first glance, seem to be a banquet with the same dish for every course.
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August 11, 2006 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Jazz actually managed to find its way on to the Hollywood Bowl's 2006 summer jazz series in Wednesday night's program of small groups. And it was a good one, as one might expect from a concert featuring the bands of Joshua Redman, Christian McBride and Herbie Hancock.
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September 1, 2005 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
THE Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. announced Wednesday that bassist Christian McBride, one of the most highly regarded musicians in the jazz world, will succeed singer Dianne Reeves in the position of creative chair for jazz. Like Reeves, who was named the association's first creative chair for jazz in 2002, McBride, 33, will be responsible for the annual selection of programs and participants for eight jazz concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and four at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
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April 18, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Christian McBride performs superbly in so many contexts that one can never anticipate what kind of musical quest he's going to take in any given situation. Even so, there undoubtedly were some surprised listeners in the bassist's audience at Catalina Bar & Grill on Wednesday night when he opened his set with a lengthy, freely roving selection that seemed to start with Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew" and soar into the outer limits of collective improvisation.
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April 18, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Christian McBride performs superbly in so many contexts that one can never anticipate what kind of musical quest he's going to take in any given situation. Even so, there undoubtedly were some surprised listeners in the bassist's audience at Catalina Bar & Grill on Wednesday night when he opened his set with a lengthy, freely roving selection that seemed to start with Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew" and soar into the outer limits of collective improvisation.
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September 25, 1998 | DON HECKMAN
Christian McBride, by almost any estimation the most gifted new jazz bassist to appear in years, is having a flirtation with pop music. Nothing unusual about that, of course, since the dividing line between jazz and pop has been somewhat amorphous since the years when Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and dozens of others moved freely through both genres.
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April 19, 2002 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Christian McBride can play just about anything that one could imagine on a string bass. Approaching his 30th birthday in May, he already is a lead-pipe cinch for the jazz hall of fame. That said, he sometimes can have difficulty finding his musical focus, in part, perhaps, because he can do so many things so well. On Wednesday night at the L.A.
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