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Christian McBride


Live At Tonic



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Fusion, Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation



Christian McBride - Live At Tonic album download

Live at Tonic (Christian McBride album). Live at Tonic is a three-disc live album by American jazz bassist Christian McBride recorded at Tonic in New York January 10, 11, 2005. The album was released on May 2, 2006 via Ropeadope Records label. Tonic was a music venue located at 107 Norfolk Street, New York City, which opened in the Spring of 1998 and closed in April 2007.

When bassist Christian McBride first emerged on the jazz scene, he was a youthful phenomenon who seemed set to follow in the footsteps of his early inspiration, Ray Brown. However, McBride has too much talent to merely want to be a copy of the past and, although he can swing as hard as any bebop bassist, his interests go beyond straight-ahead jazz into funk, fusion, and more adventurous improvising. Live at Tonic is a three-CD set that contains highlights from his opening sets during two nights at Tonic on the first disc, and his complete second sets on discs two and three.

Recorded live at Tonic, NYC. Produced for The McBride Company, Inc. Christian McBride uses D'Addario Strings, Epifani Speakers and AMT Microphones exclusively. Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 92S4. Matrix, Runout (Disc 2): MCBRIDE-2 M63131.

Christian McBride's bread and butter is primarily mainstream jazz, as featured on nearly 300 recordings. But since A Family Affair (Verve, 1996), the bassist's own records have become more eclectic, reflecting equal interest in funk and fusion. He may swing like nobody's business, but he's just as likely to mine territory first explored by artists like Weather Report or reinvent the music of Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder. The fusion/jamband vibe of Live at Tonic is sure to alienate those content with McBride the mainstreamer, and it might have made a more succinct single or double disc set. But by releasing nearly everything, warts and all, McBride provides the next best thing to being there, conveying the excitement and sound of surprise that can make live jazz so energizing.

Live at the Village Vanguard is a live album by American jazz bassist Christian McBride. It was recorded over three consecutive nights in December 2014 at the famous jazz club Village Vanguard in New York City and released on September 18, 2015 via Mack Avenue label. The album is a 2016 Grammy Winner for "Best Improvised Jazz Solo" on "Cherokee". This is the thirteenth full-length album recorded under his leadership.

Born in 1972, bassist Christian McBride burst on the jazz scene as one of the "young lions" of the early 1990s, bringing a youthful freshness and self-righteousness to mainstream modern jazz under the sternly approving eyes of Wynton Marsalis and his critical posse. Yet McBride's roots lie in R&B, funk and Philly soul as much as bebop. This triple live album is an impressive commitment to the primacy of groove-based music, freedom, jazz and dance. Recorded over two nights at New York's hip Tonic club, the first CD is drawn from the first sets of each night

The three-CD Live at Tonic offers an almost unmitigated experience; befitting the jam band crowd that the album openly courts, it has a g vibe. McBride played two consecutive dates at Tonic, Jan. 3 and 4. On both nights, the first set was a standard hit by the Christian McBride Band; the late sets featured some anointed interlopers. Disc two of this release documents the first guest jam-with guitarist Charlie Hunter, violinist Jenny Scheinman and pianist Jason Moran-in raw and uninterrupted form

Hailed in the 1980s as the hottest bassman of his generation, McBride was among the young lions who helped Wynton Marsalis to exhume classic acoustic jazz. Since then, he has been seduced by the volume and velocity of jazz-rock. On this three-CD set, the bassist and composer sets out his stall on the first disc, his lithe runs underpinning the lightning moves of the keyboardist Geoffrey Keezer. They open with the explosive Technicolor Nightmare and end with Boogie Woogie Waltz by Weather Report.


1 See Jam, Hear Jam, Feel Jam
2 Out Jam/Give It Up Or Turint Loose
3 Lower East Side/Rock Jam
4 Hemisphere Jam
5 Bitches Brew
6 Out Jam/Via Mwandishi
7 Mwandishi Outcome Jam
8 The Comedown (LSD Jam)

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – ООО "Галактис"


  • Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass – Christian McBride
  • Art Direction, Design – Gauri Khindaria, Kiku Yamaguchi
  • Drums – Terreon Gully
  • Guitar – Charlie Hunter (tracks: 2-1 to 2-8), Eric Krasno (tracks: 3-1 to 3-4)
  • Human Beatbox [Beat Box] – Scratch (tracks: 3-1 to 3-4)
  • Keyboards – Geoffrey Keezer*
  • Mastered By – Michael Fossenkemper
  • Mixed By – Jeffrey Chestek*
  • Photography By – Michael DiDonna
  • Piano – Jason Moran (tracks: 2-1 to 2-8)
  • Producer – Andy Blackman Hurwitz, Christian McBride
  • Recorded By – Phillip Harvey*
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Flute – Ron Blake
  • Trumpet – Rashawn Ross (tracks: 3-1 to 3-4)
  • Turntables – Dj Logic* (tracks: 3-1 to 3-4)
  • Violin – Jenny Schienman* (tracks: 2-1 to 2-8)


Recorded live at Tonic, NYC.
Produced for The McBride Company, Inc.
Christian McBride uses D'Addario Strings, Epifani Speakers and AMT Microphones exclusively.
Cat # taken from CD matrix.
From back cover:
Лицензионное соглашение №058/МЗ-98 от 24.08.98.
Only part 2. (CD 2). Night One (1.10.05)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 850670

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
0 20286 20722 1 Christian McBride Live At Tonic ‎(3xCD, Album, Dig) Ropeadope 0 20286 20722 1 US 2005
RCD16067 Christian McBride Live At Tonic ‎(3xCD, Album, Fat) Ropeadope Records RCD16067 Europe 2006
PVCD-9662/4 Christian McBride Live At Tonic ‎(3xCD, Album, Dig) Ropeadope PVCD-9662/4 Japan 2005
none Christian McBride Live At Tonic ‎(3xCD, Album, Promo) Ropeadope none US 2006

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