Christian McBride And The Inside Straight Kind Of Brown: Vinyl Collectors Edition on 2 x 210g Vinyl + Digital Download
Kind Of Brown is the Mack Avenue debut for dynamic composer, bandleader and musician Christian McBride. Although he’s has toured and recorded extensively with his jammy, electric Weather Report-like band, Christian felt the primordial urge to return to New York’s hallowed jazz basement, the Village Vanguard. However, since the Vanguard doesn’t allow any “rock n’ roll music” he assembled Warren Wolf, Carl Allen, Eric Reed and Steve Wilson to form Inside Straight. The quintet holed up in the famed Fantasy Studios (Berkeley, CA) to record Kind Of Brown, a release fueled by the imagination/spirit/sweat of all those whom had toiled at the fabled studio before them, a truly encyclopedic roster.
This two LP set, 33 1/3 rpm, is 210 gram vinyl for the boomingest bass. The gatefold packaging features liner notes by famed producer Orrin Keepnews, and each LP set comes with a free digital download of Kind of Brown, plus cover art.
"A very highly recommended, musically significant, sonically pleasing jazz release on vinyl that for a change isn’t a reissue from across generations. Please show your support for new jazz productions on vinyl by picking this up. You'll be glad you did!"
- Michael Fremer, Stereophile and musicangle.com, July 29, 2010