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Christian McBride: Guest Host

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bassist and composer Christian McBride’s career has spanned two decades, nine albums and countless collaborations. This week, he wears a different hat – as our guest host. Today on the show: he talks with NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about the Harlem Rens: an all-black basketball team that played in New York at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Plus, Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge plays live.

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Kareem, Jazz and Basketball

The new documentary “On the Shoulders of Giants” tells the story of the Harlem Rens, an all-black basketball team that played in New York at the height of the Harlem Renaissance cultural explosion. Guest host (and secret sports blogger) Christian McBride talks with two people behind the film, NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and composer Bill Cunliffe, about overlap between two golden eras of sports and the arts.

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Oteil Burbridge: In Studio

Grammy-winning bassist Oteil Burbridge is a member of the Allman Brothers Band, founding member of the Aquarium Rescue Unit, and one of our guest host Christian McBride's favorite electric bassists. Burbridge joins us to talk about all things bass. Plus, he plays live.

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Gig Alert: Rob Garcia 4

Jazz drummer Rob Garcia performs at the Cornelia Street Cafe. Download his song "Boundaries."

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