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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 July 12, 2017.

On July 12, 2017, Joe Fields died aged 88. He has worked for “London Records”,  “MGM”, “Verve”, “Prestige”, “Sue Records”, and “Buddha Records” (started their jazz division, “Cobblestone Records”), before he started his own label “Muse Records” in 1973. The label featured artists such as Pat Martino, Houston Person, Cedar Walton, Charlie Earland, Larry Coryell and Woody Shaw. In the 80’s Fields acquired “Savoy” and “Landmark Records” labels. “Savoy” owned recordings by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Dexter Gordon, among others. In 1997, Joe, and his son Barney, launched “HighNote” and “Savant Records”, labels that features artists such as Kenny Burrell, Houston Person, Wallace Roney, Eric Alexander, Freddy Cole, Tom Harrell and Russell Malone.