i’ve enjoyed everything that i’ve heard by christian mcbride & inside straight. i’ve included the comments from the seeder on dime (scooter123), below… i guess this makes me stodgy and fond of straight ahead jazz. the latter, yes but not exclusively, and i’d like to think not the former (yet?). anyway, this is a very good recording (fm) of a very nice show.
i’m worried about moving the many shows that i’ve downloaded from dime to seoul, korea, this summer. thinking of squeezing everything i really want onto one 2-tb usb drive, with another as backup. send one by air, one by sea? one by air, one in my luggage? decisions decisions, if only the rest of the move is as difficult.
christian mcbride & the inside straight
live at the village vanguard
new york city, ny, usa
11 nov 2009, 1st set
christian mcbride, stand up bass
steve wilson, alto and soprano saxophone
peter martin, piano
warren wolf, vibes
carl allen, drums
1. brother mister (mcbride)
2. theme for kareem (hubbard)
4. starbeam (mcbride)
5. sophisticated lady (ellington)
7. theme to ‘alice’ (a. bergman/m. bergman)
9. used ‘ta could (mcbride)
wbgo fm > edirol ohr > goldwave > media monkey (flac transfer l8)
christian mcbride is a certified virtuoso on the stand up bass, having played with freddie hubbard, joe henderson, mccoy tyner, herbie hancock, pat metheny, diana krall, roy haynes, chick corea, john mclaughlin, wynton marsalis, hank jones, joshua redman, carly simon, sting, bruce hornsby, and james brown. although generally considered a fusion bass player, in 2009, he was invited to play at new york’s famed vanguard club, a fairly stodgy club, and was politely told not to bring his “rock and roll band” with him.
this was the genesis of this group of back up musicians. the phrase “inside straight” refers to an “inside” groove and “straight” ahead jazz. so if you are ready, for top knotch, straight ahead jazz, press the green enter button and enjoy. if you like this one, i’ll up an audience of the inside straight last week at a small west coast jazz club.
sample: t04 starbeam.mp3