Bassist Christian McBride is one of the new stars of jazz. At the time of this interview he was 23 years of age and had already performed and recorded with Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Marsalis, Benny Green and vocalist Betty Carter. Following in his father's footsteps, he took up the bass at an early age and attended Philadelphia's School for the Performing Arts and was awarded a Julliard scholarship. New York musicians decided he was ready for the world of jazz and he made his premier with the Bobby Watson ensemble. He now leads his own quartet, and his first recording as a leader "Getting To It" spent twenty consecutive weeks on the Billboard jazz charts.
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