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Badass Big Band: Stream tracks from Christian McBride's new project

More Philly jazz bass news of the day (see previous blog post):

It's always welcome news when a bassist takes the reins of a whole mess of jazzers. (Charles Mingus R.I.P.).

Check out these tracks from the Christian McBride Big Band. The longest track here is "Science Fiction," borrowed from McBride's 2000 album Sci-Fi. An 11-plus-minute trip through outer space and back, the composition is aptly titled.

The full-length CD (Mack Records) will be available on Sept. 27.

Here's an episode of Philly Jazz featuring McBride:


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