JLCO Hosts: Christian McBride & Kurt Rosenwinkel at Jazz at Lincoln Center
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For the second "JLCO Hosts" concert, Music Director Wynton Marsalis and drummer Ali Jackson present the compositions of a pair of Philadelphia-born, post-Boomer virtuosos -- bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Rosenwinkel's JALC debut will culminate a musical relationship that began two decades ago at Smalls in Greenwich Village, where Rosenwinkel refined his unique guitar sound and influential compositions, blending dense harmonies, gorgeous melodies, and complex forms with, as Jackson states, "a very conscious and present understanding of the blues and what the blues are in jazz music." Himself the leader of a big band that earned a 2012 Grammy Award, McBride will continue a relationship with JALC that began in 1995 when he met Marsalis while still in high school. The full Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra appears.