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March 22, 2024

Out Now: But Who’s Gonna Play the Melody?

Edgar Meyer and Christian McBride release their new album, “But Who’s Gonna Play the Melody?” out now on all major platforms.

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. McBride and Meyer have also shared a new video performance of “Bass Duo #1.” The album releases today via Mack Avenue Records, and is currently available for digital and CD purchase here, and will be available as an exclusive 2-LP vinyl Record Store Day Release on April 20.

Sharing their latest single Bass Duo #1 on Facebook, the duo said

“But Who’s Gonna Play the Melody?” – well now you can finally find out! We put a whole lot of love into this record, and now we get to share it with you!

Thank you very much to both of our families and Vanderbilt University for making this album possible. Special thanks to Jim Horowitz and the gang at Jazz Aspen Snowmass, and also to Alan Fletcher and the Aspen Music Festival and School for presenting us for the first time in 2007. Look what you started!”

Meyer and McBride will perform tonight at Big Ears Festival.

Click here to download “But Who’s Gonna Play the Melody?”