Six-time GRAMMY-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today.
Inside Straight is an acoustic quintet formed by McBride in 2009.
Kind of Brown, their debut studio album, was released in 2009. Will Lyman of PopMatters wrote “This music is unself-consciously traditional: it’s fun; it swings its ass off. It’s not experimental, but it gives superb voice to several brilliant players and one new discovery. And now Christian McBride, the finest bassist of his generation, is on track.”