featuring the New Volcanoes
January, 6 2007 at New Haven Lounge
1552 Havenwood Road, Baltimore,
Cost : 5
”… one of
Baltimore's greatest contributors to creative music.”
– Baltimore City Paper
The American jazz tradition has produced an array
of legendary pianists/composers whose larger-than-life names are perfectly suited for their superior talents: Thelonious Monk,
Horace Silver, Bud Powell, Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, Horace Tapscott, to name but a few. Add to that list, Lafayette
Gilchrist, who makes his national recording debut with the release of The Music According To Lafayette Gilchrist.
Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Gilchrist first arrived on the national music scene in 2001
as the pianist in tenor saxophonist David Murray’s group; a position he still holds to this day. Leading a seductively
subversive sextet, Gilchrist brings a flavor to jazz that is completely of his own vision. Bursting horn lines, D.C. go-go
influenced rhythms, dark, twisting piano figures and rapturous melodies signal the arrival of an artist whose name will one
day sit perfectly alongside the legends of the jazz pantheon.