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Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Live At The Village Vanguard (Mack Avenue)

J.D. Considine, Downbeat, January 2022

AT THE END of a brightly swinging run through 'Fair Hope Theme,' bassist and bandleader Christian McBride tells the Village Vanguard audience, "This band was born here." Indeed, apart from a pandemic-induced break in 2020, Inside Straight has played the Vanguard every year since 2009; Live At The Village Vanguard was recorded there in 2014.

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