Christian is an undisputed virtuoso on the bass, both acoustic and electric, and he’s been on the road with Chick in three huge bands in the last two years: the Five Peace Band, the Freedom Band, and the Corea + McBride + Blade trio.
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.
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…