Christian McBride’s ‘Out Here’ is a studio album (his second in 2013) released in August 2013 by Mack Avenue Records.
Track listing : 1.Ham Hocks And Cabbage (Christian McBride, Christian Sands) – 08:23 . 2.Hallelujah Time (Christian McBride) – 04:01 . 3.I Guess I?ll Have To Forget (Christian McBride) – 08:26 . 4.Easy Walker (Billy Taylor) – 06:39 . 5.My Favorite Things (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rogers) – 09:19 . 6.East Of The Sun (and West Of The Moon) (Brooks Bowman) – 07:40 . 7.Cherokee (Ray Noble) – 05:38 . 8.I Have Dreamed (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rogers) – 08:26 . 9.Who?s Making Love (Homer Banks, Bettye Crutcher, Don Davis, Raymond Jackson) – 06:18 .
Musicians : Christian McBride – Bass . Ulysses Owens – Drums . Christian Sands – Piano .
Production Produced by Maria Ehrenreich . Joe Ferla – Engineer . Brett Mayer – Assistant Engineer . Bob Mallory – Assistant Engineer . Fred Sladkey – Assistant Engineer . Mark Wilder – Mastering .
Packaging : Chi Modu – Photography . Raj Naik – Art Direction, Design .
Released on August 6, 2013 by Mack Avenue Records.
The way this band is anchored in the tradition and yet still is able to make it sound new, is amply demonstrated by their reading of My Favourite Things. It’s freed from the Coltrane shackles by switching it into 5/4 and then feeding it full of warm sonorities. […]
. The result is refreshing but also a bit boring, although things get interesting towards the end with a gooey show-tune (“I Have Dreamed”) and a funky “Who’s Making Love”. […]
That said, he certainly lets his bandmates shine in the spotlight throughout much of the album. In fact, as on the trio’s take on “My Favorite Things,” both Sands and McBride take turns interpreting the melody. […]