Out Here

Out Here

by Christian McBride Trio

Compact Disc

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Christian McBride's second studio album in 2013, Out Here, finds the adept bassist leading his trio through a jaunty, exuberant set of straight-ahead acoustic jazz. The album follows on the heels of his equally as appealing quintet album, People Music. However, where that album found McBride delving into the knotty post-bop sound of artists like '60s Bobby Hutcherson, Out Here is more of a classic standards album in the vein of works by Oscar Peterson and Duke Ellington. Joining McBride here is his working trio of pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr., who was also featured on People Music. Both Sands and Owens are superb, technically adroit musicians who complement McBride's warm, generous bass playing at every turn on Out Here. What's great about McBride leading his own trio is that because he is fundamentally such a monster of a bassist, he can and does take the lead on any given song just as well, if not better, than many of his non-rhythm section instrument-playing brethren. That said, he certainly lets his bandmates shine in the spotlight throughout much of the album. In fact, as on the trio's take on "My Favorite Things," both Sands and McBride take turns interpreting the melody. Elsewhere, they delve into bluesy, gospel-influenced numbers with "Ham Hocks and Cabbage" and "Hallelujah Time," and jump headlong into a swinging rendition of "Cherokee." There are also some gorgeous ballads featured on the album, with McBride's Latin-tinged "I Guess I'll Have to Forget" standing out among them. McBride even summons the spirit of his more funk and soul-influenced albums with the trio's giddy album-closing take on the R&B classic "Who's Making Love."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/06/2013
Label: Mack Avenue
UPC: 0673203106925
catalogNumber: 1069
Rank: 50593

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Christian McBride Trio   Primary Artist
Christian McBride   Bass
Christian Sands   Piano
Ulysses Owens   Drums

Technical Credits

Oscar Peterson   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Homer Banks   Composer
Don Davis   Composer
Joe Ferla   Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Christian McBride   Composer,Producer
Billy Taylor   Composer
Raymond Jackson   Composer
Maria Ehrenreich   Producer
Richard Rogers   Composer
Bettye Crutcher   Composer
Malcolm Dodds   Composer
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Raj Naik   Art Direction
Christian Sands   Composer
Gretchen Valade   Executive Producer
Harriette Hamilton   Composer
Fabio Enes Oliveira   Photo Assistance
Anthony G. Palmer   Groomer

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