Christian McBride Trio
Fully embracing his role as standard-bearer and mentor at age 41, Grammy® Award winning premier bassist Christian McBride and Mack Avenue recording artist introduces his latest working group in a trio format. Comprised of pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr., these young and emerging talents have anchored McBride’s smokin’ Inside Straight ensemble. Since the early 1990s, McBride has released 11 recordings as a leader and performed on over 300 as a sideman for Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, John McLaughlin and Kenny Garrett, among others.
McBride who last played Portland three years ago with Inside Straight at Jimmy Maks, will debut the trio on a co-bill with Horizon. McBride was given his first professional gig at 17 with Watson.
“The bassist Christian McBride holds fast to a mood of generous bonhomie with this trio, featuring Christian Sands, a pianist of urgent effervescence, and Ulysses Owens Jr., a drummer of knockabout composure.” – New York Times