Christian McBride is hitting Lexington this Sunday and so should you


It would be a pretty good idea to be in Lexington, KY on Sunday night.  One of the very best bassists on the planet is gonna be in town for an October 28th show at the Lyric Theatre.  In support of his new album Christian McBride’s New Jawn, Christian McBride brings his quartet to town, featuring trumpeter Josh Evans, drummer Nasheet Waits and saxophonist Marcus Strickland.  What you can expect is that potent mix of Hard Bop locomotion and warmth, where some hard charging swing is hospitable to lovely sighs of melody.  McBride’s music, however, isn’t simply an echo from the past… modern post-bop and contemporary music qualities emerge throughout.  He’s also an essential part of the modern jazz scene, via his small groups and big bands, his collaborations with NPR, WBGO and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

This show is part of the Origins Jazz Series, which has been bringing some intriguing shows to the Lexington scene.

Here’s a track off McBride’s new release Christian McBride’s New Jawn (released on Brother Mister Productions, a new imprint of Mack Avenue Music).  We have no way of knowing what any one live show will ultimately sound like, but here’s a sense of what’s what:

You can scoop that album up at Amazon or, I imagine, buy something at the merch table after the show.

The show details:

When:  Sunday, October 28th, 2018 at 7:30pm

Where:  Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third, Lexington, KY.

Tickets are $25.

The Lyric Theatre’s site-> LINK

The artist’s site-> LINK

Learn more about the Origins Jazz Series-> LINK

And here’s a video of their performance at the 2018 Malta Jazz Festival…