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Gettin' To It

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Gettin' to It

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Christian Mcbride
Producers:
Verve
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B

It seems the strategy here was to surround the 22-year-old bassist (making his debut as a leader on Gettin’ To It) with as many glamorous young names as possible: Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Cyrus Chestnut. Christian McBride has a big, fat tone and limitless dexterity, and the music boils (especially a choice piece of funk called ”In a Hurry”), but everything feels a little antiseptic — this isn’t, after all, a working band, just a one-shot convocation of hired guns. B

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