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Lafayette Gilchrist Returns To Zanzibar Blue Feb. 18 & 19 in Philadelphia

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LAFAYETTE GILCHRIST
Back By Popular Demand For A Weekend Engagement
February 18th & 19th At Zanzibar Blue

In support of his debut album, The Music According to Lafayette Gilchrist

“Rhythms slide from slow strutting blues to staccato hip-hop breaks. Horn sections burst like big-band blossoms only to splinter into wide-screen free-fall soloing. The bass and drums kick up a funky mettle behind Gilchrist's wiggly lines, which hopscotch from stride to vamp to spacey tangents to tight motifs all before you know what's going on. It's a beyond-genre force that runs you over and leaves you flattened with a smile." - Baltimore City Paper

“...a gifted arranger working in an intimate setting, a small combo catalyst indulging his taste for rhythms that strut, swagger and slide, horn charts that swell and clash, orchestrations that variously evoke the legacies of Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Horace Silver, Andrew Hill..." - The Washington Post

“Go Go beats and funky bass -- free your ass and the pianist will jump, jive and wail." - The Village Voice

After a wildly successful one night stand in November '04 at Philadelphia's Zanzibar Blue as part of the club's “Next Sessions" (a series that features the brightest young jazz talent), Lafayette Gilchrist returns to the esteemed venue by popular demand for a weekend stand on Friday, February 18th and Saturday, February 19th.

Lafayette Gilchrist is one of jazz music's newest rising stars. His sharp, incendiary piano-playing landed him a spot in legendary saxophonist David Murray's Nonet and Quartet in 2001. But it's as a leader that Gilchrist truly shines. On his national debut, The Music According To Lafayette Gilchrist, his fearless vision comes full focus. The record plays like a big, rumbling locomotive, packed box car to box car with steaming horns and greasy piano, all the while barreling forward on a funky, fatback track. It would of course be Gilchrist's compositions that are the engine. Electrifying tunes such as “Baltimore's Belly," “Assume The Position" and “The Syndicate," encapsulate the highs and lows of Baltimore living. They are the work of an artist with a viewpoint and the soul to back it up. Signed to HYENA at the behest of Living Colour's Vernon Reid, Gilchrist's debut signals the arrival of a jazz visionary in the making.

Don't miss Lafayette Gilchrist “live" in Philadelphia on Friday, February 18th and Saturday, February 19th at Zanzibar Blue. Sets 8:00 and 10:00 PM.

Zanzibar Blue is located at 200 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA / 215.732.4500.

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