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...
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.
February 26, 2008 |
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.
August 11, 2006 |
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.
September 1, 2005 |
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.
April 18, 2003 |
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.