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On November 8, 2011.

On November 8, 2011, “Mack Avenue” label released “Conversations with Christian”,  the tenth Christian McBride album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Avatar Studios”, and “MSR Studios” in New York City, “Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago, “LeGonks”  in Los Angeles, and was produced by Christian McBride.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride – upright bass
  • Angélique Kidjo – vocal
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocal
  • Sting – vocal
  • Gina Gershon – vocal
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Roy Hargrove – trumpet
  • George Duke – keyboards
  • Regina Carter – violin
  • Ron Blake – saxophone
  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Billy Taylor – piano
  • Russell Malone – guitar
  • Randall Kennedy – creative directo
  • André Kimo – associate producer
  • Mat Lejeune – engineer
  • Fernando Lodeiro – assistant engineer
  • Anna Webber – photography

Track listing:

  1. Afrika – Jean Hébrail, Angélique Kidjo
  2. Fat Bach and Greens – Johann Sebastian Bach, traditional
  3. Consider Me Gone – Sting
  4. Guajeo y Tumbao – Eddie Palmieri
  5. Baubles, Bangles and Beads – George Forrest, Robert Wright
  6. Spiritual – Billy Taylor
  7. It’s Your Thing – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  8. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  9. McDukey Blues – Christian McBride
  10. Tango Improvisation #1 – Chick Corea, Christian McBride
  11. Sister Rosa – Christian McBride
  12. Shake ‘n Blake – Christian McBride
  13. Chitlins and Gefiltefish – Christian McBride
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On January 11, 2010.

contra

On January 11, 2010, “XL Recordings” label released “Contra”, the second Vampire Weekend album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Rostam Batmanglij.

Personnel:

  • Ezra Koenig – lead vocals, guitar, keyboard, piano, programming
  • Rostam Batmanglij– piano; background vocals; vocal harmonies; keyboards; harpsichord; VSS-30; drum; synth; sampler programming; lead vocals; guitar,  shakers; hand drum; snares, mixer, audio engineer
  • Christopher Tomson– drums
  • Chris Baio– bass; background vocals; additional synth
  • Mauro Refosco– marimbas, rebolo, zabumba, shekere, shakers, auxiliary percussion
  • Marcus Farrar – shekere, auxiliary percussion
  • Libby Gery – background vocals
  • Anne Donlon – background vocals
  • Nat Baldwin– double bass
  • Jonathan Chu – violin, viola
  • Hamilton Berry – cello
  • Seth Rosenfeld – cello
  • Jesse Novak – additional instrumentation
  • Jeff Curtin – hand drums, shakers
  • Shane Stoneback – shaker, mixing assistant, audio engineer
  • Justin Gerrish – mixer
  • Fernando Lodeiro – engineering assistant
  • Tito Fuentes – audio engineer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Ezra Koenig except where noted; all music Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Christopher Tomson, Chris Baio and Mauro Refosco, by except where noted.

  1. Horchata
  2. White Sky
  3. Holiday
  4. California English
  5. Taxi Cab – music: Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
  6. Run
  7. Cousins
  8. Giving Up the Gun
  9. Diplomat’s Son – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
  10. I Think Ur a Contra – music: Ezra Koenig,Rostam Batmanglij