Christian McBride & Inside Straight: ‘Live at the Village Vanguard’ (Mack Avenue)

The name Inside Straight alludes to the nature of this particular Christian McBride quintet: What you get is straightahead groove of the highest order. For these live 2014 sessions, the bassist was joined by Steve Wilson on alto and soprano saxophone, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, pianist Peter Martin and drummer Carl Allen. Culled from three consecutive

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