Christian McBride's New Jawn
Date:Oct 11, 2018
Venue:Side Door Jazz Club
Address:85 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371, USAOld Lyme Connecticut 06371
Christian McBride - bass Josh Evans - trumpet Nasheet White - drums Marcus Strickland - saxophone Jawn [jän]: noun. A slang terminology from Philadelphia. All-purpose term for a person, place or thing. Sure, Christian McBride could have called his new ensemble the Christian McBride Quartet or the Christian McBride Group, or any number of other, somewhat more straitlaced variations on that basic theme. But this new chordless quartet – with trumpeter Josh Evans, saxophonist Marcus Strickland, and drummer Nasheet Waits – arrives with a bit too much grit under its fingernails to warrant a name quite that buttoned up.