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Christian McBride: The Movement Revisited

Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCSETTeD0us

Radio episode  link to www.npr.org

Jazz bassist and composer Christian McBride has written a special work: Teaming with choral director JD Steele, he's composed a bluesy and soulful oratorio for big band, gospel choir with soloists, and four speakers representing great figures of the Civil Rights Movement.

It's called The Movement Revisited, and is inspired by the written words and speeches of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr.

recorded Nov. 21, 2015 @ The Merriam Theater, Kimmel Center in downtown Philadelphia
Christian McBride: The Movement Revisited

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCSETTeD0us

Published on Feb 4, 2016

Our regular host Christian McBride happens to be a Grammy-winning bassist and composer, but he forbade us to feature him unless it was something special. It so happens that he's written a special work: Teaming with choral director JD Steele, he's composed a bluesy and soulful oratorio for big band, gospel choir with soloists, and four speakers representing great figures of the Civil Rights Movement. It's called The Movement Revisited, and is inspired by the written words and speeches of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama.

Jazz Night In America follows McBride around his own hometown of Philadelphia, speaking with the people who raised him at home and in the music, and features a performance of The Movement Revisited from the Kimmel Center in downtown Philly. NPR's Audie Cornish guests hosts this episode, featuring the Christian McBride Big Band, the Philadelphia Heritage Chorale, and orators Sonia Sanchez, Rev. Alyn Waller, Dion Graham and Samuel Stricklen.

Hear the radio episode here:  link to www.npr.org

SKIP TO
1:52 - "Sister Rosa"
13:40 - Christian talks with his mentor Lovett Hines
15:22 - "Brother Malcolm"
26:08 - Christian talks with his mother Renee McBride-Williams
29:35 - "Rumble in the Jungle"

Recorded Nov. 21, 2015 @ The Merriam Theater, Kimmel Center

MUSICIANS
Christian McBride (bass), Geoffrey Keezer (piano), Terreon Gully (drums), Joel Ross (vibes), Steve Wilson (alto sax), Ron Blake (tenor sax), Todd Bashore (alto sax), Dan Pratt (tenor sax), Lauren Sevian (baritone sax), Jeffery Miller (trombone), Douglas Purviance (bass trombone), Steve Davis (trombone), Joseph McDonough (trombone), Nabate Isles (trumpet), Brandon Lee (trumpet), Frank Greene (trumpet), Benny Benack (trumpet), Samuel Stricklen (orator), Rev Waller (orator), Sonia Sanchez (orator), Dion Graham (orator)

PHILADELPHIA HERITAGE CHORALE
J. Donald Dumpson (music director), J.D. Steele (choir director, singer), Waverly Alston, Jr., Melvin Berrian, Eric Cook, Jr., Donald Dumpson, Shavonne Edwards, Tiffany Godette, Cali Graver, A. China Guess, Andrew Lawson, Carrie Walker Lessene, Hope McDowell, Tia McNeil, Tyrre Miller, Janine Momasso, Garrick V. Morgan, Kimberly Quarles, Ja-Tun Reid, Melanie Richardson, Lauren Robinson, Sue E. Spencer, Maria Caldwell Stoddard, Cyrile Trawick, Monica Underwood, Philis E. Williams

homepage: homepage: http://www.npr.org/event/music/465573376/christian-mcbrides-the-movement-revisited


Thanks 15.Feb.2016 21:57

Slim Jay

good music / compositions / social justice messages / historically relevant / educational about race struggles / culturally inviting

Turn it Up !

you got it, Slim 16.Feb.2016 00:52

_

this was broadcast on KMHD over the weekend, btw

reminded me of what a great artist is Christian McBride and how I enjoy his other music (have to go dig some out of the collection). Really enjoyed this new project and thought to share here on Portland Indy.

don't forget to hear Jazz music at least once a week!

Excellent 16.Feb.2016 12:53

shaker

My thanks, too, _.