Christian McBride

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Christian McBride

Christian McBride’s VERTICAL VISION is a record about a BAND.

In this media-driven age of the “superstar” soloist, perhaps the most overlooked role in small group jazz is that of actually leading the band. A complicated task at best, leading a band is way more than kicking off tunes and taking the first solos. Assuming the leaders’ marquee value is sufficient to support a regularly working group, he or she must first ponder a vision and/or concept likely to satisfy creative urges. Then comes the task of assembling a cast... more