Lafayette held court at the Creative Alliance on SAT OCT 10 and it was all power. With Herman Burney on bass and Eric Kennedy on drums, the trio celebrated the new record, NOW, with funk and fire. Watch the performance shot with our 4-camera hi-def system with masterfully mixed sound!
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"New Orleans barrelhouse piano, the Impressionism of Ravel, and Duke Ellington’s jaggy solo-piano sound form the bedrock of Lafayette Gilchrist’s style at the keyboard. But if there’s one big influence on the way he thinks about rhythm, it’s the deeply swinging ‘pocket’ of a classic go-go beat. With its classic loping groove, built on heavy hand percussion and call-and-response flow, go-go is the unofficial musical idiom of Gilchrist’s native Washington, D.C.”
– Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times
“Lafayette Gilchrist has dug deep into [jazz piano] history… he's tapping into jazz's spiritual, historical and cultural roots. He's an old soul at ease in the modern world.”
– Kevin Whitehead, NPR’s Fresh Air