Until Sun Jan 19
Photograph: Courtesy Mack Avenue Records
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Dec 18 2013
Christian McBride once surprised everyone with the depth of his teenage swing chops, but even then, he made no secret of being enamored with James Brown, and he’s spent a fair amount of time cutting electric grooves. Here, he settles in for an action-packed two-week Vanguard run, spotlighting a pair of jazzcentric projects documented recently on the Mack Avenue label: Jan 7 through 12 he heads the irrepressible Big Band heard on 2012's The Good Feeling; Jan 14 through 19, he pilots the piano trio featured on 2013's crackling Out Here.