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Christian McBride: Qobuz and Hi-Res recordings will help people focus more on the music

By Qobuz USA |

From the Power Station Studios in New York City, acclaimed bassist and composer Christian McBride offers a deeper look into "The Q Sessions," his new three song EP available exclusively on Qobuz.

On The Q Sessions McBride is joined by guitarist Mike Stern, drummer Eric Harland and saxophonist Marcus Strickland for three perfectly recorded exchanges in 24-bit Hi-Res audio: interpretations of Ornette Coleman’s “Blues Connotation” and the standard “On Green Dolphin Street,” and an original composition—“Brouhaha”—about which Qobuz contributing writer Tom Moon writes: “The demanding theme, set to a syncopated post-funk rhythm, evokes the best of Corea’s Elektric Band, while the open, conversational exchanges suggest the collaborative spirit of the later Corea acoustic trio, which featured McBride and Brian Blade. It’s an intricate piece, and at first it sounds like another exercise in high-concept record making. Then the musicians start to stretch, and spar with each other, and suddenly it’s a blowing session again.”



Listen to The Q Sessions by Christian McBride