Chris White

The Chris White Project

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Sessions led by bassists are often hard to figure. This is ostensibly Chris White's date, but he's in the background on most tracks. Wonderful vocalist Cassandra Wilson is most definitely the centerpiece of her three numbers, while other times it seems vibist Steve Nelson, guitarist Jimmy Ponder or trombonist Grachan Moncur III are taking the lead. White plays with a steady competence, but does not have (or take) the focus during the session. The results are not bad, just perplexing, as it seems that these are eight unrelated tracks with no collective identity.

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