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REVIEW: Christian McBride Leads New Trio 'Live at the Village Vanguard' (Mack Avenue) >>

Philadelphia bassist Christian McBride has expanded his vernacular. He's already led a swinging big-band and a progressive quintet (Inside Straight) after distinguishing himself with Chick Corea and Wynton Marsalis. Now we can add the trio format to his impressive resume...and it's 'Live At The Village Vanguard (Mack Avenue Records).

Pick 'Em: Terri Lyne Carrington's 'Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue' for Best Instrumental Jazz Album Grammy >>

In keeping up with the pre-Grammy hysteria this week, we here at Classicalite want to keep you readers abreast of only the most pertinent news. This one comes as an update (and perhaps our projected winner) to the category of Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

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