Gut Reaction: Christian McBride Reflects on the Mingus Legacy

It was a good night for bass players. Not only did Christian McBride collect a Grammy Award — his eighth — during the April 3 ceremony, but so did Esperanza Spalding (for Best Jazz Vocal Album) and Ron Carter (with Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Jack DeJohnette for Best Jazz Instrumental Album). McBride’s big band release For

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