Lafayette Gilchrist: The Music According to Lafayette Gilchrist
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.