Au contraire - in fact, it would be appropriate for this recording to own up to the title Kind of Blue Note, because this music bears a strong resemblance to the late-'60s to mid-'70s recordings of the legendary Bobby Hutcherson-Harold Land quintet. That seminal post-bop ensemble defined the mid-period Blue Note label sound, and created resonant sonic signposts that remained unequaled, until now.
Heard live, the music of star bassist Christian McBride’s quintet might swing, but this album (a tribute to the late double bassist Ray Brown, not that you’d guess) is strictly jazz for middle managers: the themes are corny or cute; the feel is too polite to be properly funky and the frontline of soprano sax and vibes sounds ingratiating rather than. The main problem here is that no one appears to have anything to say, or any particular reason to say it. Impeccably played, of course.
In 2011 McBride released his first big band album, The Good Feeling, for which he won the Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance. McBride leads five groups: Inside Straight, featuring alto/soprano saxophonist Steve Wilson, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, pianist Peter Martin and drummer Carl Allen; a trio featuring pianist Christian Sands and drummer Jerome Jennings; his 18-piece big band; an experimental group called A Christian McBride Situation with pianist/keyboardist Patrice Rushen, turntablists DJ Logic and Jahi Sundance, saxophonist Ron Blake and vocalist Alyson Williams
Kind of Brown Christian McBride. Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Gregory Hutchinson). See All. The Good Feeling. Christian McBride Big Band.
Kind of Brown is the debut album for Christian McBride and his band Inside Straight. It was followed up with the second release, People Music in 2013. Kind of Brown was nominated for 41st NAACP Image Awards as an Outstanding Jazz Album. The album consists of 10 tracks mostly written by McBride and is named after jazz double bassist Ray Brown who died in 2002. Will Lyman of PopMatters wrote "With his new band, Inside Straight, and its new disc Kind of Brown, McBride finally feels focused and serious
Christian McBride, voice and bass Jaleel Show, saxophone Warren Wolf, vibraphone Peter Martin, piano Ulysses Owens Jr., drums. El baixista, director d’orquestra, director artístic i guanyador d’un premi Grammy presenta el notable Kind Of Brown, un àlbum de 10 pistes interpretat pel seu nou quintet de jazz acústic. Print details of the concert. The bass player, conductor, artistic director and winner of a Grammy award brings us the notable Kind Of Brown, an album with 10 tracks performed by his new acoustic jazz quintet formed by old friends: the pianist Eric Reed, the saxophonist Steve Wilson and the drummer Carl Allen, and the recently arrived vibraphonist Warren Wolf, one of McBride’s former pupils. Produced by McBride, Kind Of Brown is a collection of songs in which his new band has something to bite on, in the words of McBride himself.
Jazz bassist Christian McBride has released Kind of Brown, the debut album by his quintet Inside Straight. In addition to McBride, the quintet includes Eric Scott Reed on piano, Steve Wilson on sax, Carl Allen on drums and Warren Wolf on vibes. The album is an energetic acoustic jazz recording featuring seven original compositions, and includes renditions of Where Are You? and Theme for Kareem as well as a song by Reed.
|Theme For Kareem||7:52|
|Used 'Ta Could||6:35|
|The Shade Of The Cedar Tree||7:50|
|Pursuit Of Peace||6:07|
|Stick & Move||8:07|
|Where Are You?||4:19|
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