Lafayette Gilchrist and the Sonic Trip Masters All Stars
Part of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018
Performance begins at 9:00 pm
The Sonic Trip Masters All Stars is a band with sophisticated instrumentation and world music influences. The band’s exploration of tone and texture will take you on a sonic journey you’ll never forget.
Suitable for all ages.
About Lafayette Gilchrist
Genre-defying band Sonic Trip Masters All Stars is led by pianist Lafayette Gilchrist. It features a driving rhythm section and a dynamic horn line, which never fails to raise the roof.
Gilchrist lives in Baltimore but grew up in D.C. His playing is informed by go-go dance beats and boogie-woogie. He creates trance-like grooves when playing dance music with striking textures and mesmerizing patterns. Kevin Whitehead of NPR notes that “His two-handed piano also has techno and minimalism behind it. It’s not just about the notes; it’s also about the waves in which they come, and the troughs in between.”
In addition to leading his Baltimore-based bands with a constant stream of new music, Lafayette Gilchrist toured with David Murray for 13 years. During his time with Murray, Gilchrist has performed at the Berlin Jazz Festival, recorded on Murray’s Sacred Ground EP for the National Hungarian Radio and Television, and played the Winter Jazz Festival and Vision Jazz Festival in NYC. He has performed with notable artists including Carl Grubbs, David Murray, Cassandra Wilson, Macy Gray, Oliver Lake, Marshall Keys, Orrin Evans, Paul Dunmall, Allyn Johnson, TK Blue, Robert Shahid, Alan Blackman, Hamid Drake, William Parker, Michael Formanek, and Tarus Mateen. His compositions, “Assume the Position” and “Coded Sources”, are part of the soundtracks of David Simon’s The Wire and Treme, respectively.