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American Jazz pianist Chick Corea returns to the Barbican's music programme in March 2020 alongside bass powerhouse Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade. The trio will present a programme based on a range of inspirations, spanning from American Songbook standards to jazz classics, reaching back into Chick's own back catalogue as well as that of some of his most renowned collaborators, including Miles Davis and Joe Henderson.
The trio has already earned two Grammy Awards for their 2014 landmark 3-CD set Trilogy, and the long-awaited follow-up album, Trilogy 2, was released on 4 Oct 2019 (Concord Records). Trilogy 2 is a two-disc set featuring tracks hand-picked by Chick from throughout the trio’s 2016 world tour.
“Both are master musicians and together we have an easy rapport," Chick says of McBride and Blade. "There is a lot of give and take in our music. It’s always a lot of fun.”
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Five-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman.With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today. Raised in a city steeped in soul, Christian McBride moved to New York in 1989 to pursue classical studies at the Juilliard School. There he was promptly recruited to the road by saxophonist Bobby Watson. In 2000 the lessons of the road came together in the formation of what would become his longest-running project, the Christian McBride Band. Praised by writer Alan Leeds as "one of the most intoxicating, least predictable bands on the scene today," the CMB—saxophonist Ron Blake, keyboardist Geoffrey Keezer, and drummer Terreon Gully—have been collectively evolving McBride's all-inclusive, forward-thinking outlook on music through their incendiary live shows. In 2009 Christian McBride began focusing this same energy through a more traditional lens with the debut of his critically-acclaimed Inside Straight Quintet, and again with the Christian McBride Big Band. Christian McBride has worked alongside Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, J.J. Johnson, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson, McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Isaac Hayes, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Lalah Hathaway, James Brown, Sting, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby, The Roots, D'Angelo, Queen Latifah, Kathleen Battle, Edgar Meyer, Shanghai Quartet, Sonus Quartet and many more.
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