A longtime stalwart of the contemporary jazz scene, McBride takes a detour from his usual path for an intriguing new recording that reinterprets a dozen contemporary pop songs via straight-ahead jazz arrangements. Fleshed out with the help of a live trio - guitarist Dan Wilson, bassist Roger Hines and drummer Elijah Gilmore - Lookin' For A Change is a collection of songs originally written and recorded by a range of pop luminaries, including Gnarls Barkley ("Crazy"), Coldplay, John Mayer, Seal and several others. These reinterpretations, along with three original compositions from McBride's own inspirational well, make for an engaging juxtaposition of the best elements of contemporary pop and traditional jazz.
"Gnarls Barkley's manic tune gets a more subtle, contemplative treatment from jazz pianist McBride."
-- USA Today
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