|

Click here to expand and collapse the player

The Good Feeling

Rate It! Avg: 4.5 (22 ratings)
Retail
Member
The Good Feeling album cover
01
Shake 'n Blake
7:21
$0.79
$1.29
02
Broadway
4:05
$0.79
$1.29
03
Brother Mister
4:53
$0.79
$1.29
04
When I Fall in Love
5:17
$0.79
$1.29
05
Science Fiction
11:46  
06
The Shade of the Cedar Tree
8:17
$0.79
$1.29
07
The More I See You
3:49
$0.79
$1.29
08
I Should Care
5:45
$0.79
$1.29
09
A Taste of Honey
3:28
$0.79
$1.29
10
Bluesin' in Alphabet City
8:45
$0.79
$1.29
11
In a Hurry
7:01
$0.79
$1.29
Album Information
EDITOR'S PICK

Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 70:27

Find a problem with a track? Let us know.

Write a Review 2 Member Reviews

Please register before you review a release. Register

user avatar

Christian McBride Big Band / The Good Feeling

APPLEJAZZER

Well deserved position at number one in the American Jazz Chart, an excellent Album, in fact I feel sure that if there was a Jazz chart in the UK it would be number one in Britain.

user avatar

Beautiful!!

lexdawg25

I heard \"When I Fall in Love\" on KCSM, the jazz station, and immediately came in to download the rest of the album. Melissa Walker does the vocals and beautiful. Trusting the amazing taste of the DJs from that station, I know the rest of the album will be just as great!

They Say All Music Guide

Bassist Christian McBride was already turning heads as a teenaged sideman with Benny Green during the early ’90s, showcasing formidable technique and imagination in his solos. Over the two decades since then, McBride has demonstrated his skills as a bandleader, composer, and arranger as well. After 15 years of studying big-band charts, experimenting, and writing, McBride developed sufficient material for a CD, recruiting some of New York’s best and busiest players, including saxophonists Steve Wilson, Ron Blake, and Loren Schoenberg, trumpeters Nicholas Payton and Frank Greene, and trombonists Steve Davis, Michael Dease, and Douglas Purviance, plus pianist Xavier Davis and drummer Ulysses Owens (among others). Six of the 11 pieces are originals, highlighted by the funky, playful “Bluesin’ in Alphabet City,” the ambitious, multifaceted “Science Fiction,” and the upbeat, boisterous post-bop cooker “The Shade of the Cedar Tree.” Vocalist Melissa Walker shines on several tracks, including a warm setting of “When I Fall in Love” that opens with the leader’s arco solo and a pulsating rendition of Bobby Scott’s “A Taste of Honey” that is scored with rich ensemble work behind the singer. The solos by McBride, Blake, Wilson, and Dease especially stand out, though everyone who takes a turn delivers a top-drawer effort. With this fine effort, it’s safe to say that Christian McBride’s talents as a writer have grown to match his considerable chops as a bassist. – Ken Dryden

more »