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Lafayette Gilchrist: Dark Matter

Read "Dark Matter" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Recorded live, pianist Lafayette Gilchrist's second solo recording, Dark Matter, embraces the long history of jazz bound to the beat and textures of a specific time and place, rather than stylistic pedigree or lineage of influencers. Its rhythms are the jackhammer throb, subway rattle, and relentless pulse of Baltimore, Philly, and Washington, D.C. It's textures the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

David Murray And Class Struggle at The Village Vanguard

Read "David Murray And Class Struggle at The Village Vanguard" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

David Murray and Class Struggle
The Village Vanguard
New York, NY
June 22, 2018

Upon taking the Vanguard stage, Murray broke the night wide open with a hard, slippery solo that had his sextet Class Struggle--featuring the saxophonist's son guitarist Mingus Murray, brotherly rhythm section of bassist Rashaan Carter and drummer ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Thirsty Ear at Stone Curated by Peter Gordon: October 1-15

Thirsty Ear at Stone Curated by Peter Gordon: October 1-15

In 1990, Thirsty Ear made its emergence as a record label of its own, quickly accelerating its position and becoming one of the top alternative independent labels within the U.S. music industry. Since its beginning in 2000, the story of the Blue Series has been one of focused, organic evolution. From free jazz masters, legends in their own time, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mihály Dresch - Lafayette Gilchrist - Mátyás Szandai - Hamid Drake: Sharing the Shed

Read "Sharing the Shed" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Com'è noto, i festival jazz offrono ai musicisti non solo un palcoscenico su cui esibirsi, ma anche un'opportunità per incontrare altri musicisti ed avviare nuove collaborazioni. Nel caso specifico, il festival è il Mediawave di Oriszentpéter (Ungheria). L'incontro, quello tra il sassofonista Mihály Dresch, ed il pianista Lafayette Gilchrist. Il resto l'ha fatto la lungimirante etichetta BMC, affiancando alla coppia ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vision Festival 2010: Day 7, June 29, 2010

Read "Vision Festival 2010: Day 7, June 29, 2010" reviewed by John Sharpe

Prologue | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7
Charles Gayle, William Parker, Muhammad Ali, Lafayette Gilchrist, Gerald Cleaver, Vladimir Tarasov
Vision Festival
Abrons Arts Center

New York City

29 June 2010

For the last evening of the Fifteenth ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lafayette Gilchrist: Soul Progressin'

Read "Soul Progressin'" reviewed by Jay Deshpande

On Soul Progressin', Lafayette Gilchrist mixes a funky sensibility with, above all else, a sense of play. The album showcases the young pianist's compositions in a no-holds-barred, gutsy display of honest sound. Throughout, Gilchrist is supported by the strong horn section (two trumpets, three saxophones) that defines his band, the New Volcanoes.

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lafayette Gilchrist: 3

Read "3" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

3 is Gilchrist's third album and his first trio release. He composed, arranged and throws every throbbing note down in the company of his Baltimore homeboys “Blue" Jenkins on bass and Nate Reynolds on drums. “The sound I was hearing in my head is coming from when I first heard Money Jungle," Gilchrist explains. “It's a ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Lafayette Gilchrist: Soul Progressin' & Live in Berlin

Read "Lafayette Gilchrist: Soul Progressin' & Live in Berlin" reviewed by Brandt Reiter







Lafayette Gilchrist
Soul Progressin'
Hyena
2008

David Murray
Live in Berlin
Jazzwerkstatt
2008





I first heard pianist Lafayette Gilchrist in 2003, playing a one-night-stand duo gig with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lafayette Gilchrist: Soul Progressin'

Read "Soul Progressin'" reviewed by Troy Collins

Baltimore-based pianist Lafayette Gilchrist stripped away the five-piece horn section of his octet, The New Volcanoes, fron his previous session, Third (Hyena Records, 2007), for an intimate trio exploration of hard- hitting funk. Soul Progressin' is the third album in his discography to feature the massed horns of The New Volcanoes, following in the footsteps of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lafayette Gilchrist: Soul Progressin'

Read "Soul Progressin'" reviewed by Chris May

Baltimore pianist Lafayette Gilchrist has a style which satisfyingly combines two very different aesthetics: the funky and the sophisticated. He's been compared to keyboardists and composers Andrew Hill and Sun Ra, but his approach is more closely rooted in bassist Charles Mingus' work as a leader. Where Mingus' rhythmic and emotional foundation for composition and arrangement ...