Christian McBride spoke with KUSF on Oct. 12, 2010, in advance of the Corea + McBride + Blade trio’s four-night run at Yoshi’s Oakland. These are the last dates on the trio’s American tour—they’ll be in Japan this December. See the full tour schedule for details.
Here are the first photos of the Corea + McBride + Blade trio, taken at rehearsal on Sept. 23, before their first show in Chapel Hill, NC. See the trio’s full tour schedule here.
Chick talks backstage at the Umbria Jazz Festival about his early days in New York, where he played gigs opposite Thelonious Monk’s legendary groups. Just two more US Freedom Band dates left—if you’re in the area, don’t let these shows pass you by. Portland, OR: September 17 Monterey Jazz Festival: September 18
This trio first came together on the Five Peace Band tour in 2009, when Brian Blade took over the drum chair from Vinnie Colaiuta. On that tour, there were moments when John McLaughlin and Kenny Garrett laid out, and a powerful, deeply improvisational trio sound was born. See the full live concert schedule for Corea…
This was shot in rehearsal, just before the Freedom Band set at the Istanbul Jazz Festival—you can tell right away why Chick calls this band “a group of friends.” Just two US dates for the Freedom Band left: Portland, OR: September 17 Monterey Jazz Festival: September 18