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Christian McBride

Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: May 31, 1972    

The finest musicians to spring from the world of jazz have clearly had an advantage when it comes to branching into other genres of music. Their mastery of composition, arranging and sight reading coupled with their flair for improvisation and spontaneous creation make them possibly the most seasoned and adaptable musicians in the art. Grammy Award winner Christian McBride, chameleonic virtuoso of the acoustic and electric bass, stands tall at the top of this clique. Beginning in 1989—the beginning of an amazing career in which he still has wider-reaching goals to attain - the Philadelphian has thus far been first-call-requested to accompany literally hundreds of fine artists, ranging in an impressive array from McCoy Tyner and Sting to Kathleen Battle and Diana Krall. However, it is his own recordings—albums that encompass a diverse canon of original compositions and imaginatively arranged covers—that reveal the totality of his musicianship. He currently leads one of the hottest bands in music—the propulsive Christian McBride Band (saxophonist Ron Blake, keyboardist Geoffrey Keezer and drummer Terreon Gully)....
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    People Music

    Mack Avenue Records
    2013
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    The Good Feeling

    *For*sake Recordings
    2012
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    Conversations With Christian

    Mack Avenue Records
    2011
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    Conversation With Cristian

    *For*sake Recordings
    2011
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    The Good Feeling

    Mack Avenue Records
    2011
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    Kind Of Brown

    Mack Avenue Records
    2009
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    Live at Tonic

    Ropeadope
    2006
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People Music

Mack Avenue Records (2013)
The Acoustic bass & Electric bass run into a Morely A/B switch.
The A/B switch runs into DI (direct box), for a non-effects signal.
The DI then runs into the Boss ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects Module pedal board.
The cable then outputs from pedal board into second DI (direct box) for an effects signal.
The second DI (direct box) then runs to the Epifani amp head that sits atop my Epifani speaker cabinets.
Christian uses a AMT clip-on acoustic bass mic that runs direct to the house/monitors.
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