Gilchrist, Lafayette

Hyena, 2020CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Classic
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 73
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Baltimore-based pianist and composer Lafayette Gilchrist is self-taught. He didn’t start playing until he discovered his fascination for the piano at 17, wandering into a piano-equipped recital room while taking an English class at University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Now he’s 52 leading several bands and producing his latest album, Dark Matter recorded fittingly at University of Baltimore: Wright Theater. There are elements of stride piano intermingled with his DC/Baltimore DNA.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz