Dry Jack Reunites In Rapid City

Apr 27, 2017

The band Dry Jack was part of the jazz-rock fusion scene of the 1970s and early 80s. The group was formed in 1973 by keyboardist Chuck Lamb and his bassist brother Rich. Drummer Jon Margolis joined a year later and guitarist Rod Fleeman in 1977. The quartet recorded two albums for Inner City Records, Magical Elements and Whale City, before breaking up in 1982.

Two years ago the four musicians reunited as Dry Jack for the first time in more than three decades. They played a couple of concerts in Colorado and had so much fun that they decided to get together whenever their schedules would allow.

This week Dry Jack is recording its long-delayed third album in Rapid City, the place drummer Margolis has called home for 30 years. Friday night the quartet is in concert at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City beginning at 7:30.

Margolis joined Jazz Nightly and discussed the history and music of Dry Jack and how it feels to be playing together again.