Christian McBride’s favorite Tiny Desk concerts

From Tiny Desk Concerts of NPR

Chick Corea & Gary Burton — Two of the most beautiful and sublime musicians ever. It almost seems like their collaboration was tailor-made for a Tiny Desk concert. This has always been one of my favorites. RIP Chick.

George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars — From an actual mothership flying through arenas and stadiums in the late ’70s to a Tiny Desk concert…and not a bit less exciting! From arena funk to office funk. Now that’s impressive.

Sesame Street — Come on. Possibly the greatest Tiny Desk concert ever! Seriously. I used to see Sesame Street On Ice almost every year when I was a kid and my love for Sesame Street has never waned. So what if I’m almost 50!

Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, And Stuart Duncan — This band’s unusual hybrid of classical, bluegrass, folk and jazz makes some of the greatest music in the world. I know that Edgar did a Tiny Desk concert along with Béla Fleck and Zakir Hussain, but this performance with Stuart Duncan and Chris Thile is truly four masters at work.

Mac Miller — When GO:OD AM was released in 2015, I was asked to review it for The Talkhouse. They thought it’d be a wild idea to have a jazz musician review a hip-hop album. At the time, I was neutral, but I was genuinely looking forward to seeing how his music would develop. After that, I listened to The Divine Feminine and loved it. This Tiny Desk concert is a reminder of what an amazing talent he was. He is missed.

Tiny Desks In This Playlist
Chick Corea & Gary Burton
George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars
Sesame Street
• Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, And Chris Thile
Mac Miller