A world-renowned jazz bassist who attended Julliard and played alongside top-shelf artists (Roy Hargrove, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, George Duke, Chick Corea, etc.) before releasing albums under his own name in the mid-‘90s, Christian McBride is one of the biggest stars in modern jazz. Into the new millennium, he fronted his own group, The Christian McBride Band, and collaborated with everybody from Sting and John McGlaughlin to ?uestlove and Queen Latifah. On Good Feeling, he assembles a straight-up big band for an 11-song set that’s about half standards ("I Should Care," "Broadway") and half original pieces ("Bluesin' in Alphabet City," "The Shade of the Cedar Tree"). He’s backed by a crackshot horn section that includes trumpet players Freddie Hendricks and Nicholas Payton, as well as Ron Blake on reeds and trombonist Steve Davis. They come together to create a sound that pays homage to the old school while bringing something new to the table. It’s an album that truly lives up to its name. Don't miss "Brother Mister" and the high-octane closer, "In a Hurry."