Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater & Christian McBride
Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocals
Christian McBride, bass & bandleader
Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet
Chris Potter, saxophone
Benny Green, piano
Lewis Nash, drums
Stunning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater joins bassist Christian McBride and his quintet for a tribute to the longest-running jazz festival in the world. Since its inception in 1958, the Monterey Jazz Festival has featured the music s greatest legends, and this very special presentation will capture the festival s adventurous, exuberant spirit with… Show more
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One of the best jazz singers of her generation, Dee Dee Bridgewater (who was married to trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater in the early '70s) had to move to France to find herself. She performed in Michigan during the '60s and toured the Soviet Union in 1969 with the University of Illinois Big Band....
Although not yet an innovator himself, Benny Green has managed to combine the styles of Bobby Timmons, Wynton Kelly, Gene Harris, and especially Oscar Peterson in his playing; his fast octave runs are often wondrous....
Everyone's favorite young acoustic bassist of the 1990s, Christian McBride's large sound and expertise, both with plucked and bowed solos, recall Ray Brown and particularly Paul Chambers....
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