Wednesday, February 03, 2021

You Be the Drummer - Christian McBride, "Fingerpainting"

This one somehow slipped past me.  Released in 1997 I only discovered in a few weeks ago.

Here, Christian McBride, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, and guitarist Mark Whitfield play an album comprised entirely of Herbie Hancock repertoire.  Bass, trumpet and guitar is a really nice combo that you don't hear very often, and makes for a great drummer-less recording.

The straight ahead stuff is really swingin' (like there was any doubt), and there's a nice variety of tempos and styles as well.  Check it out.

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