|Joe McBride (USA) - keyboards |
Not even blindness can stop vocalist/keyboardist Joe McBride. His status as one of today's most popular contemporary jazz musicians is rooted in a solid foundation of talent. With his first CD for Heads Up International he quickly became a favorite in the contemporary jazz genre. His next recordings featured some of the giants of contemporary jazz, including Grover Washington Jr., Peter White, Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Larry Carlton, and others. With the help of his new acoustic trio, McBride adds another significant title to his impressive discography with the July 2009 release of Lookin' for a Change. On his latest Heads Up recording he features songs originally written and recorded by a range of pop luminaries, and reinterprets them via straightahead jazz arrangements. Four years since his last release, McBride is giving a jazz spin to pop hits of the 90s and 00s such as Cameo's "Word Up", Seal's "Kiss From A Rose" and Coldplay's "The Scientist".