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Christian McBride Trio

The Christian McBride Trio Smoke the Roscoe Room at Alvin & Friends in New Rochelle, NY

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 08.24.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

McBride had a Cheshire cat smile as he picked up his burnished bass and proceeded to start the first set with a rousing staccato version of Juan Tizol's "Caravan" -- a proud master showing off his amazing musical prodigy. The trio is a powerhouse of precision and technical virtuosity.

My Picks for the Best of Jazz 2013

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This year was a particularly fertile year for new, contemporary music by young composers. If the music has to be categorized at all it probably falls into that all-encompassing genre we call " jazz."