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Lafayette Gilchrist: The Music According to Lafayette Gilchrist


Lafayette Gilchrist: The Music According to Lafayette Gilchrist

Label:Hyena
Format:Album
Media:CD
Release Date:2004
Genre:Jazz
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Lafayette Gilchrist

By Bret McCabe | Posted 12/15/2004

Sure, local piano magician Lafayette Gilchrist’s Hyena debut is sewn together with tracks culled from his previously self-released CDs, but the production has been beefed up, which gives his funky struts and blithe keyboard pirouettes a much better dancefloor. It also injects a little bottom behind reeds wizard John Dierker’s sax bellows and the bootyquake that is drummer Nathan Reynolds and bassist Erve Madden, lending everything a beefiness that starts to approach what Gilchrist’s New Volcanoes do live. And now they’re no longer our little secret. ‘Bout fucking time.

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