I saw Christian and his trio last night here out in the Pacific barrens... Wow. Such a deep player, with total command of the piano. Touch, dynamics, harmony, pacing, writing, communication with the other players. It was a deep lesson, for sure.
I highly recommend you go see him if he plays in your area.
Anyone have recommended recordings for me to go deeper into his work? I have the Live At The Vanguard Christian McBride trio recording that was mentioned here some time ago.