STEVE LACY
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Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 – June 4, 2004), born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York, was an innovative jazz soprano saxophonist.

Lacy began his career working with dixieland music with masters such as Henry "Red" Allen, George "Pops" Foster and Zutty Singleton and then with Kansas City jazz players like Buck Clayton, Dicky Wells, and Jimmy Rushing before jumping into the heart of the avant-garde by performing on the debut album of Cecil Taylor, and making a notable appearance on an early Gil Evans album. His most enduring relationship, however, has been with the music of Thelonious Monk: Lacy recorded the first all-Monk album (Reflections, Prestige, 1958) and played in Monk's band briefly in 1960 and on Monk's Big Band/Quartet album (Big Band and Quartet in Concert, Columbia, 1963). Monk tunes became a permanent part of his repertoire, making an appearance in virtually every concert appearance and on albums.

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STEVE LACY Discography

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Soprano Sax (aka Steve Lacy With Wynton Kelly: Soprano Today)
Hard Bop 1958
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Reflections: Steve Lacy Plays Thelonious Monk
Hard Bop 1959
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The Straight Horn of Steve Lacy
Hard Bop 1961
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Evidence (with Don Cherry)
Hard Bop 1962
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Disposability
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
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Sortie
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
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Epistrophy (aka Plays Monk)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
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Lapis
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
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Moon
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
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The Gap
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
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Scraps
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
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Dreams
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
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Flakes
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
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Stalks
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
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Steve Lacy, Yuji Takahashi & Takehisa Kosugi: Distant Voices
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1976
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Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Kent Carter, Beaver Harris ‎: Trickles
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
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Straws
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
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Sidelines (with Michael Smith)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
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Raps
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
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The Wire
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
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Threads
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
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Points
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
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Catch
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
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Lumps
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
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The Owl
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
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Troubles
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
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Shots
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
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Eronel
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
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Songs (with Brion Gysin)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
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Tips (with Steve Potts)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
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Ballets
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
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Steve Lacy Trio : The Flame (Feat. Bobby Few And Dennis Charles)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
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Futurities
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
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The Condor
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
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Hocus-Pocus
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
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Outings
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
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Explorations (with Subroto Roy Chowdhury)
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1987
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The Gleam
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
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Momentum
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
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Only Monk
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
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Steve Lacy Trio: The Window
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
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The Door
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
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Anthem
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
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Rushes - 10 Songs From Russia
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
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Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron : Hot House
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
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More Monk
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
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Remains
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
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Antonyms One : Established Mode Of Speech
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
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Vespers
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
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Revenue
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
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The Trio : Bye-Ya
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
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Duets/ Associates
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
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Communiqué (with Mal Waldron)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
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Sands
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
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Monk's Dream
Post Bop 1999
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Work (with Daniel Humair, Anthony Cox)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
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Steve Lacy Meets Riccardo Fassi Trio, The ‎: Dummy
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
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The Holy La
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
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The Beat Suite
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
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At The New Jazz Meeting Baden-Baden 2002
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
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Tao (with Andrea Centazzo)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
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Steve Lacy,The Rent : Musique de Steve Lacy
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010

STEVE LACY EPs & splits

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The Rest
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013

STEVE LACY live albums

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The Forest and the Zoo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1967
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Roba
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
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Wordless
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
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Estilhaços
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
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Solo - Theatre Du Chene Noir (aka Weal & Woe)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
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The Crust
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
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Solo At Mandara
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
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School Days - A 1963 Live Session Released For The First Time (aka School Days)
Hard Bop 1975
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Saxophone Special
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
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Stabs / Solo In Berlin
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
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Steve Lacy & Andrea Centazzo: Clangs
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
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Steve Lacy Trio Live (with Andrea Centazzo, Kent Carter) (aka In Concert)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
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Follies
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
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Axieme Vol. 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
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Axieme Vol. 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
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Clinkers
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
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Crops & The Woe
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High, Low And Order
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Stamps
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Torments - Solo In Kyoto
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
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The Way
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
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Steve Lacy Trio : Capers (aka N.Y. Capers aka N.Y. Capers & Quirks)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
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Snake-out (with Mal Waldron)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
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Prospectus (aka Clichés)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983
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Steve Lacy / Mal Waldron ‎: Herbe De L'oubli
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983
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Blinks (aka Blinks...Zürich Live 1983)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984
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Solo & Duo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
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Chirps (with Evan Parker)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
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Deadline (with Ulrich Gumpert)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
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The Kiss
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
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One Fell Swoop (Featuring Charles Tyler)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
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Live In Budapest (with Steve Potts)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
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Morning Joy: Live At Sunset Paris
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
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Steve Lacy & Steve Argüelles : Image
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High, Low and Order (with Maarten Altena)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
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Itinerary
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
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Solo 6 Decembre 1985 Galerie Maximilien Guiol Paris
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
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Flim Flam (with Steve Potts)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
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Spirit Of Mingus (with Eric Watson)
Post Bop 1992
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Live At Sweet Basil
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
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Japan Dream (with Mal Waldron)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
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Clangs (Double Sextet)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
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Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron : Let’s Call This Esteem
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
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We See (Thelonious Monk Songbook)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
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Actuality
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
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Blues For Aida
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
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Eternal Duo'95
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I Remember Thelonious: Live at Jazz in 'It (with Mal Waldron)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
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Five Facings (with Marilyn Crispell, Misha Mengelberg, Ulrich Gumpert, Fred Van Hove, Vladimir Miller)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
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5 X Monk, 5 X Lacy
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
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Solo: Live At Unity Temple
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
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Steve Lacy Trio: The Rent
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
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The Cry
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
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Hooky
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
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Sideways
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
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Snips: Live At Environ
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Best Wishes: Live At The Labirinti Sonori Festival 2001
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
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10 Of Dukes + 6 Originals
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
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Gravensteen 1971
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
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Steve Lacy Leaves Blossoms
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
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One More Time (with Joëlle Léandre)
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Live At Jazzwerkstatt Peitz
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Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron : At The Bimhuis 1982
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
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Recessional for Oliver Johnson
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
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Esteem: Live In Paris, 1975
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Live In Berlin (with Mal Waldron)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
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Steve Lacy-Roswell Rudd Quartet – Early And Late
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
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November
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
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Lost In June (with Kent Carter, Andrea Centazzo)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
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Lacy , Togashi , Satoh : Apices
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
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Avignon And After Volume 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
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Cycles: Hedges Sands Shots 1976-80
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
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Last Tour
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015

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Steve Lacy / Mal Waldron ‎: Herbe De L'oubli - Snake-Out
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
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Chirps
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Axieme
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Live At Dreher Paris 1981, Round Midnight Vol.1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
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Scratching The Seventies / Dreams
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
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The Complete Whitey Mitchell Sessions
Cool Jazz 2004
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The Legendary Pioneer Of Modern Soprano Sax : Early Years 1954-1956
Dixieland 2004
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Distant Voices / Yuji Takahashi + Masahiko Sato
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Soprano Sax & Reflections
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Sortie + Disposability
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In Berlin
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The Complete Rematered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note
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The Sun
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Avignon And After Volume 1
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Phase One
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Quartet Quintet Sextet Octet
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Six Classic Albums
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
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Free For A Minute (Disposability/Sortie/unreleased material)
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STEVE LACY The Beat Suite

Album · 2003 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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One of the greatest soprano sax avant garde jazz musician Steve Lacy recorded "The Beat Suite" almost at the ned of his long-lasting and extremely prolific career. Fortunately, it is no way master's melancholic look to his past. Oppositely, "Beat Suite" is ambitious project brewing beat poetry with Lacy's improved trio's music.

Beside of Steve regulars acoustic bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel and drummer John Betsch, there are two very important collaborators participated. First is trombonist George Lewis, and the other - operatic voice singer (and Lacy's wife) Irene Aebi. Irene participated previously on some Lacy's recordings and everyone familiar with their tandem knows that her singing is an acquired taste: use of operatic voice in avant-garde jazz compositions are appreciated by ones and hated by others. Anyway, "The Suite..." is mostly based on Aebi's singing so chose properly.

Quite unusually for Lacy's music, each of ten compositions contains lyrics, including such renown material as William Burroughs "Naked Lunch", Kerouac "Wave Lover" or Alien Ginsberg "Song". Irene's singing isn't easy acceptable source of songs' lyrics so it's great that liner notes contain all the texts.

Music is quite different from Lacy's regular as well - more relaxed, with lot of free trombone soloing, it combines more 50s "beat" atmosphere (or even cool jazz) than usual Lacy's late 60s free jazz-influenced works with minimalist early 20th century/ Weimar era influenced operatic songs.

Steve Lacy recorded "The Beat Suite" at his late sixties, just a few years prior to passing away. It's really impressive evidence how creative great sax player stayed till the end of his life.

STEVE LACY Explorations (with Subroto Roy Chowdhury)

Album · 1987 · Jazz Related Improv/Composition
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"Explorations" is an obscure album, credited to Indian sitar player Subroto Roy Chowdhury and soprano sax player Steve Lacy, but actually its Chowdury's trio playing with Lacy as a guest artist.

Subroto Roy Chowdhury made his name in India and Europe during the 70s as a traditional raga player, even if his main scenes in Europe were mostly jazz festivals. Here on this unorthodox recording he shares the leader role with jazz avant-garde rooted sax player Steve Lacy, and surprisingly it works perfectly.

This album was recorded in Tonstudio Bauer (main German studio servicing ECM artists for decades). On "Explorations" three tracks, only Tabla player Shibsankar Ray and Patricia Martin (on Tambura) play on all three. Basically all three of these tracks are ragas, or based very much on ragas, but what differs from track to track is who leads, Lacy on sax or Chowdhury on sitar. On opener "Saxoraga", Lacy takes the lead as the rhythm section builds and provides a rhythmic basis for Lacy's soulful and thoughtful improvisation. Many a 70s musicians dabbling in Indian music from outside the tradition could be accused of 'esoteric noodling', but "Explorations" is absolutely free of that. Lacy is a well-known student of Indian composition and did not enter into this recording session lightly.

On the second composition "Spontaneity", Subroto Roy Chowdhury plays his usual raga music as a trio leader (Lacy does not participate). After the expected quiet opening, this one eventually builds to an intense torrent of rhythms. Some may find this somewhat similar to ragas they have heard by Ravi Shankar or Ali Akbar Khan.

All of side B is filled with a twenty-two minute long composition on which all four musicians play. Subroto Roy Chowdhury and his trio lead, while Lacy's sax adds excellent small ornaments to their music, which as a result sounds more cosmopolitan and modern.

This album has been released on vinyl and CD in 1987 by the tiny German Jazzpoint label, and never re-released after that. "Explorations" is recommended for Lacy fans, as well as for those with interest in Indian ragas. This album can become an excellent discovery, opening a new, unusual side of Lacy and Subroto Roy Chowdhury both.

STEVE LACY Prospectus (aka Clichés)

Live album · 1983 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Some people say Steve Lacy played few same tunes all his life. Speaking formally about compositions, it's difficult do not agree with that,even more - playing few same tunes lot of times he tried to record them again and again,so his really extended discography partially contains of ten or so his own "standards".But - everyone more familiar with Lacy music will agree that one can hardly find on his releases these compositions sounding too similarly. Even on his sax solo recordings (there are quite a lot of such type of releases)same songs usually sound very different.

Here on double vinyl,coming from early 80s (who said 80s were a dark time for adventurous jazz? Lacy simply doesn't care about time's fashion)Lacy plays mostly compositions from his "golden fund", as often. But what an album it is! If for many fans (including myself) Lacy's music usually associates with tuneful but ascetic/minimalist sound,usually played by small band (from solo to duo to trio),here Lacy leads sextet improved with George Lewis on trombone. And from album's music one can easily hear that here plays really small orchestra - sound is full-bodied,richly arranged,with muscular bluesy rhythm section. Interplay between band members are telepathic,they obviously enjoy their playing so all quite a long album sounds as one jazz fiesta (material is recorded live in France and live informal atmosphere adds a lot, on weak side recording's sound quality is only average).

So, Steve and Co. play his "Stamps" and "Wickets" and "The Dump",side-long "Clichés"(with "Cyrille Few and his friend"(?!)on percussion), "The Dump" again, but all same songs sound totally different played by this powerful band (often all this music sounds just like freer and more atonal and distorted. Lacy on soprano and unusual alto together with Lewis's trombone on front of sound demonstrate fantastic playful soloing anchored by more conservative rhythm section. Irene Aebi sings (in her specific classic-influenced manner) on few songs as well.Hour and half of very enthusiastic musicianship doesn't continue too long,one can hardly find even short boring moment here.

Reissued in 1999 on CD,original album lost part of its content (there was not enough place for two wholly filled vinyls on single CD),but generally became a bit more concentrated and better edited.Both versions are excellent place to start for everyone interested in Lacy's bigger bands music.

STEVE LACY Disposability

Album · 1966 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Steve Lacy is one among a few jazz star saxmen playing exclusively soprano.His name is well known for jazz fans,but quite surprisingly his music is far not so popular as it could be. I expect one of main reasons is he was extremely prolific musician,often using same musical themes again and again,so his recorded legacy is huge and not all of the same high quality. Inexperienced listener sometimes can be mistaken trying to explore Lacy's music from his not the best place.

For very brief orientation, it's important to note that Lacy's early solo works (he played mostly all the time with greatest jazz musicians of the time as Don Cherry,Mal Waldron,Elvin Jones,Roswell Rudd,etc)are all straight-forward jazz of early 60s up to late 1965.Some critics count Lacy's first four albums as his best music ever,and this point of view is not so strange,at least not for the jazz purists.

"Disposability", Lacy's fifth album released in 1966,is his first trio recordings and and his first album containing original material (together with three Monk compositions,one Carla Bley and one Cecil Taylor's).Recorded in Rome right before Christmas,"Disposability" is first Lacy's album where he switched from hard-bop towards much more adventurous and free music. Rhythm section of heavyweight and extremely quirky Italian drummer Aldo Romano and advanced bassist Ken Carter build very unusual frames comparing with Lacy's previous works. Actually there're them two who push his music ahead. Lacy clear and vibrato-less sax soloing doesn't always fits well over sometimes too-heavy often far not all that subtle drummer constructions, but more interesting and important fact is how well Lacy feels in much freer atmosphere.

Far not his most advanced album,"Disposability" is great border-stone evidence,separating straightforward (and really great) early Lacy music from upcoming decades of his free jazz glory.Still quite accessible album is one of good entrances to Lacy music as well - if it sounds too quirky just go to his earlier music,for those attracted with Lacy's adventurous playing there are lot of excellent later works.

STEVE LACY Straws

Album · 1977 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Steve Lacy was probably one of the more prolific soprano saxophone player in jazz. Besides duos (usually with pianist Mal Waldron), and larger ensemble recordings, he also left an impressive collection of solo saxophone albums. Quite often solo saxophone works are considered too "out" or non-accessible listening, but in the case of Steve Lacy's music, this is only partial truth.

Lacy released his first solo saxophone album in 1971 ("Lapis"), which contained an eleven-minute three-movement suite, "Three Pieces From Tao", the seven-minute "The Precipitation Suite" and "Lapis". In 1975, he recorded and released in Japan his first live solo saxophone music album, "Live In Mahandra". Later he will return to this solo format many times, partially using his beloved Monk's material for such unusual interpretation.

"Straws" is one of his early saxophone solo works, recorded and released in Italy on the obscure Cramps label (known by their 70s rock music releases). To be fully correct, "Straws" is a semi-solo album - only on a few compositions does Lacy play real solo saxophone (including opener built around a theme from Vincent Youmans' "Get Happy"). The only other pure saxophone solo composition is a dedication to his wife and fellow jazz artist Irene Aebi. Of the four remaining songs, two are soprano - celesta duos, and two more has Lacy playing along with tape recordings. For one composition he uses a tape with a recorded reeds ensemble testing their instruments, for other - recorded construction noises.

Well known by his lyrical sound, even on the most abstract compositions, on "Straws" Lacy demonstrates excellent balance between experimental and traditional, playing innovative but accessible music. There are some more accessible solo saxophone albums in Lacy's discography, (best start for beginners are his Monk interpretations), but for those with taste to unusual beauty and unique experimental atmosphere of the 70s, "Straws" is the album they must hear. Its not an easy to find release, and was re-issued on CD in 1997 in Italy (on Cramps Records), and in 2007 in Japan(on Strange Days Records).

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