Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy Five - The Way (1972) 2CDs, Reissue 2004  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 13, 2016
Steve Lacy Five - The Way (1972) 2CDs, Reissue 2004

Steve Lacy Five - The Way (1972) 2CDs, Reissue 2004
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Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: HAT HUT | # hatOLOGY 2-604 | Time: 01:55:35

This double-CD reissues the nine numbers from a former double LP, adding three previously unreleased tunes from the same Switzerland concert. The Steve Lacy Five (the leader on soprano, Steve Potts on alto and soprano, Irene Aebi on cello, violin and vocals, bassist Kent Carter and drummer Oliver Johnson) is at its best on scalar-based instrumentals such as the near-classic "Blinks." Some tunes utilize the voices of Aebi and Lacy, and these are often quite eccentric and for more selective tastes. But the many strong solos by Lacy and the highly underrated altoist Potts makes this two-fer of interest for followers of advanced jazz. This was always a well-organized and highly original group.
Steve Lacy - Scratching The Seventies / Dreams (1996) {3CD Saravah - SHL 2082}

Steve Lacy - Scratching The Seventies / Dreams (1996) {3CD Saravah - SHL 2082}
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© 1996 Saravah | SHL 2082
Jazz / Free Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop

This gives a good picture of Lacy's range in the 1970s. Solos, some very stretched out ensemble work, some of the best Aebi I've heard. There's even a snippet of Lacy playing Satie––if you visit the Satie Museum in Honfleur you'll heard a beauteous solo of his, and he played Satie in a few European concerts, recordings of which exist and should be issued. The three-CD box set that makes up Scratching the Seventies/Dreams represents Steve Lacy's first expatriate records in Paris beginning with sessions in June of 1969 and concluding in 1977 with six of the seven members of the Steve Lacy Septet (pianist Bobby Few was not yet on board). Here, five complete albums tell the story of that decade in the musical aesthetic of Steve Lacy's development as an artist as well as a composer and bandleader.

Steve Lacy + 6 - The Cry (1999) [2CD] {Soul Note}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 21, 2015
Steve Lacy + 6 - The Cry (1999) [2CD] {Soul Note}

Steve Lacy + 6 - The Cry (1999) [2CD] {Soul Note}
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© 1999 Soul Note | 121315-2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Saxophonist Lacy provides listeners with an engaging, lyrical selection of material. Featured here is Lacy's long-time collaborator acoustic bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel; each offering lengthy periods of soloing. Fluid and stunning, Avenel migrates over the expanse of his instrument's ebony fingerboard conjuring compelling and commanding melodies with effortless virtuosity. An entirely different face of Lacy, this is the man at his experimental best. His wife, Irene Aebi, joins on vocals. As much as the fragmented and angular musical lines, Aebi's theatric and often spoken delivery gives this music its art jazz quality. Added instrumentation is more saxophones, bass clarinet, percussion, and especially the harpsichord.
Steve Lacy, "Findings: My Experience with Soprano Saxophone" (1 livre + coffret de 2 CD)

Steve Lacy, "Findings: My Experience with Soprano Saxophone" (1 livre + coffret de 2 CD)
Publisher: Outre Mesure | 2006 | ISBN: 2907891081 | English, French | PDF+FLAC | 224 pages | 682 Mb

(En) "Findings" is an excellent music instruction book written by the late Steve Lacy in the early 1990s. The book is now in its second edition (2006) and would be an excellent addition to any musician's music library. The book includes information about Lacy's practice routine, a short biography, and enough exercises and ideas to keep one's musical and non-musical mind busy for years. Lacy was an absolute master of the soprano saxophone but this work will prove invaluable for any musician interested in the way a master musician practiced and thought. …

Steve Lacy - Sortie + Disposability (1966) {2010 Free Factory}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 5, 2012
Steve Lacy - Sortie + Disposability (1966) {2010 Free Factory}

Steve Lacy - Sortie + Disposability (1966) {2010 Free Factory}
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© 2010 Free Factory | FF 067
Jazz / Free Jazz / Post Bop

Sortie/Disposability album by Steve Lacy was released May 11, 2010 on the Free Factory label. Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of rare complete original LPs by Jazz legend Steve Lacy recorded in Italy: Sortie (which appears here on CD for the first time ever) and Disposability. Sortie/Disposability songs Both albums focus on Free Jazz. Sortie/Disposability album Sortie is a quartet excursion with trumpeter Enrico Rava sharing the front line. Sortie/Disposability CD music The long unavailable Disposability presents Lacy with the same bassist and drummer as Sortie in a trio set that includes a mixture of original tunes with compositions by Thelonious Monk, as well as a song by Cecil Taylor and another by Carla Bley.

Mal Waldron with The Steve Lacy Quintet (2004)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Jan. 15, 2012
Mal Waldron with The Steve Lacy Quintet (2004)

Mal Waldron with The Steve Lacy Quintet (2004)
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Audio CD (2004) | Label: America Records | Catalog# 067-862-2 | 61:36 min.

An ideal companion piece, the juxtaposition of ensemble interaction, sailing and contrasting solos and even-if momentary pauses allows Mal Waldron with the Steve Lacy Quintet (basically add Lacy's longtime collaborator Waldron to the above mix) to continue the "gap concept naturally. The undeniably individual pianist adds a particular depth with resonant multi-textural playing of single notes and colorful yet dramatic chords, a perfect tonal foil at times to Lacy's atonal proclivities. Waldron once said, appropriately enough, "If there's no silence, the sound doesn't mean anything. Starting where "The Thing left off, the 18+ minute Waldron suite "Vio is followed by two of Lacy's originals: "Jump For Victor and a Monk-ish "Blue Wee , with two newly found precious alternate takes of the first two pieces.

Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - At the Bimshuis 1982 (2006)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 16, 2016
Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - At the Bimshuis 1982 (2006)

Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - At the Bimshuis 1982 (2006)
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Genre: Jazz | Label: Challenge Records #DBCHR 75349

This previously unreleased live session from 1982 features saxophonist Steve Lacy and pianist Mal Waldron in duo performances recorded at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, the home of Dutch jazz masters like Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg and Willem Breuker. Both musicians are great improvisors and they frequently performed together as a duo. They also share a deep influence by Thelonious Monk, which is evident in this stunning performance. On this recording they perform Lacy's 'Blues for Aida', heard here in its earliest recorded version, and an innovative version of Waldron's `Snake Out'. The programme is completed by three Thelonious Monk tunes, `Reflection', `Round Midnight' and `Epistrophy'.
Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy - Live at Dreher, Paris 1981 - Vol. 1 & 2 (2003) {4CD Set hatOLOGY 4-596}

Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy - Live at Dreher, Paris 1981 - Vol. 1 & 2 (2003) {4CD Set hatOLOGY 4-596}
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© 1981, 2003 hatOLOGY / HAT HUT Records | 4-596
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano / Saxophone

The equality, the almost perfect balance in complement and contrast, of the musical collaboration between Steve Lacy and Mal Waldron was palpable in both its internal and external workings … These four CDs, captured live in Paris in 1981, are notable as the first documentation of their performances as a duo, a particularly felicitous exploration of common interests and uncommon talents, initiating an intermittent series of duo recordings that would span thirteen years, varying repertoire, and several labels, but never venture far from the groundwork that was established here.
Steve Lacy - The Complete Whitey Mitchell Sessions, 1956 (2004) Reissue 2011

Steve Lacy - The Complete Whitey Mitchell Sessions, 1956 (2004) Reissue 2011
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Genre: Bop, Cool, Saxophone Jazz | Label: American Jazz Classics | # 99054 | Time: 01:09:09

Considered the first modern soprano saxophonist, Steve Lacy propelled the instrument from classic Dixieland romps to the cutting edge of avant-garde jazz and back again. This import exclusive remastered reissue features two rare 1956 sessions of Steve Lacy during the early stages of his legendary career. The release also features such fine musicians as Herbie Mann, Don Stratton, Joe Puma, Dave McKenna and Osie Johnson.

Steve Lacy - Five Facings (2008) {Jazzwerkstatt jw025}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 29, 2016
Steve Lacy - Five Facings (2008) {Jazzwerkstatt jw025}

Steve Lacy - Five Facings (2008) {Jazzwerkstatt jw025}
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© 2008 Jazzwerkstatt / FMP | jw025
Jazz / Free Improvisation / Saxophone / Piano

This set, recorded between April 4 and April 8, 1996, teamed soprano saxophone giant Steve Lacy with five different pianists. Half the cuts were composed by Lacy, three by Thelonious Monk, and one improvisation by Van Hove and Lacy – the least interesting work included here, because it didn't work. The first five tracks would have made an album for any jazz fan, and the rest, while interesting, don't touch the first half, and perhaps that's because the first two pianists are Marilyn Crispell and Misha Mengelberg. Two pieces by Lacy, "The Crust" and "Blues For Aida," start things off with Crispell playing an inspired counterpoint to the artist during the melody, moving into a piano solo that combines a total shift of Lacy's compositional thought into an almost purely classical realm (Bruckner anyone?) before entering into a dialogue that brings the work back to the jazz tradition, and there is no seam.