“Get ready to rumble. This album will work out your sound system.” – Edgar Meyer and Christian McBride’s New Album – “But Who’s Gonna Play the Melody?” is Out Now

28 Mar 2024

Iconic double-bassists Edgar Meyer and Christian McBride’s new album, But Who’s Gonna Play the Melody? is out now on Mack Avenue Records. The album explores the vast variety possible with the pairing of two limitless bassists, encompassing diverse original compositions, American Songbook standards, and familiar classics by jazz and bluegrass masters. The album, currently available on CD and digital, will be available as an exclusive 2-LP vinyl Record Store Day Release on April 20.

Steven Wine in The Associated Press writes, “Get ready to rumble. This album will work out your sound system. …McBride and Meyer explore all manners of music while defying genre divides. …Together they draw on a multitude of genres, plucking, bowing and showing just how expressive their 20-pound instruments can be. …They share the same rhythm, engage in conversation and explore divergent syncopation, while solos sing, swing and careen. …Listening to Meyer and McBride is a physical experience, especially with good speakers, and the sound waves they generate could dislodge a nightclub from its foundation.”

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