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Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Live at the Village Vanguard

Read "Live at the Village Vanguard" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

You may feel a whole lot better about things after checking out Live at the Village Vanguard. Now, without argument or scholarly discourse, that can be said for any of the time honored performances captured under that heady title, but here it's Christian McBride and Inside Straight and seriously, this one has fun written all over ...


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Christian McBride: People Music - Out Here

Read "Christian McBride: People Music - Out Here" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Di Christian McBride colpisce l'energia, la presa di coscienza dei propri mezzi espressivi e il modo in cui riesce a plasmare la scoppiettante materia sonora che suona, ovvero un miscuglio proficuo di post-bop e cantabile modern jazz. A due anni di distanza da The Good Feeling il contrabbassista afroamericano torna con due dischi, uno, ...


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Christian McBride & Inside Straight: People Music

Read "People Music" reviewed by J Hunter

Musicians create bands for many things: To gather like-minded artists together, or to achieve some grand artistic vision; Christian McBride created Inside Straight to get a gig. It seems Village Vanguard owner Lorraine Gordon loved McBride but wouldn't book him with his regular, fusion-heavy outfit--or, as Gordon put it, “that rock 'n' roll band." Necessity is ...



Stick & Move

Featuring the music of Christian McBride & Inside Straight
Duration: 6:59

Christian McBride & Inside Straight performing "Stick & Move" live at the Cotton Club in Tokyo from August 2009. Featuring McBride (bass), Tim Green (alto), Warren Wolf (vibes), Peter Martin (piano), Carl Allen (drums)

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Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Kind of Brown

Read "Kind of Brown" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Christian McBride & Inside Straight li avevamo ascoltati in uno dei migliori concerti dell'ultima estate romana [clicca qui per leggerne la recensione]: ritrovare quelle musiche a distanza di mesi in CD è un piacere e una conferma. L'energia vitale e comunicativa di quella serata, lo spessore del pensiero di McBride nell'organizzare il repertorio e arrangiarlo in ...


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Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Kind of Brown

Read "Kind of Brown" reviewed by Ken Dryden

Since arriving in New York City in the late 1980s, where he briefly studied at Juilliard, Christian McBride has been one of jazz's most in-demand bassists. In addition, he has become a valuable composer, arranger and jazz educator with a wide-open interest in many musical styles. The initial CD by McBride's Inside Straight quartet ...


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Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Kind of Brown

Read "Kind of Brown" reviewed by John Barron

Bassist/composer Christian McBride is one of the most in-demand sidemen in the music business, having toured and recorded with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Diana Krall and Sting. The Philadelphia-native has also made a name for himself as a daring leader, exploring both acoustic and electronic styles. For Kind of Brown, his premier date ...


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