DC’s go-go music moves into another Grammy category — and increases the odds

Big Chess, bandleader of the Big Chess DC Music Group, knows his band’s reputation isn’t quite as great as Rare Essence’s, but that doesn’t stop him from dreaming big about Tuesday’s nomination announcement. Everything about his entry, “Go-Go Love”, seems oversized. The 33-track album features contributions from over 40 musicians, including production partner Jacques Johnson, drummer Willie Howell, former Prince trombonist Greg Boyer and many more. For Big Chess this is a big problem.

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