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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Lafayette Gilchrist Harnesses the dance-floor solidarity of go-go and jazz, on 'Go-Go Suite'

    Lafayette Gilchrist Harnesses the dance-floor solidarity of go-go and jazz, on 'Go-Go Suite'
    Add ethnomusicologist to Lafayette Gilchrist’s résumé. The Washington, D.C. born and raised, Baltimore-based jazz composer and pianist is sitting in a Mount Vernon coffee shop using Parliament’s ‘Aqua Boogie’ to illustrate the way go-go, the dance music that began percolating out of Washington in the late 1960s and ’70s, saturated his life growing up. The P-Funk song, he explains, follows Sir Nose D’Voidoffunk, the funkless character who claims he can’t swim. He’s tossed into the water and emerges, baptized, at last able to get under the groove. 
  • Blue Notes: Todd Marcus, Ralph Peterson, and the Rufus Reid Quintet

    Blue Notes: Todd Marcus, Ralph Peterson, and the Rufus Reid Quintet
    - Todd Marcus’ new album, “Blues for Tahrir,” was inspired by the recent upheavals in Egypt: not only the elation of deposing first the right-wing dictator Hosni Mubarak, then the religious fundamentalist Mohamed Morsi, but also the...

    The Short List

    The Short List
    WEDNESDAY: Lute-and-drums duo Xylouris White plays the Metro Gallery with Smoke Bellow and Dave Heumann of Arbouretum. Priory, the Portland band with the naggingly catchy rock radio hit 'Weekend,' open for The Kooks at Rams Head Live. Baltimore...

    The Music Scene

    The Music Scene
    This year, Baltimore synth heroes Future Islands’ stunning appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman” raised their profile and even, for a moment there, had them going viral, thanks to vocalist Sam Herring’s hypnotic...

    Blue Notes

    Blue Notes
    - The best news to hit the blues world in some time was the release this year of two impressive albums by young, Southern, African-American singer-guitarists on Alligator Records, the genre’s biggest label. Mississippi’s Jarekus Singleton...