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Albums by Steve Lacy

Quality: FLAC 16 bits 44.1kHz
mp3 included
Track length:4:50
Artist: Steve Lacy
Performer: Steve Lacy
Genre: Jazz
Studio: Recorded November, 29, 2003 at Unerhört! Festival, Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland. Mixed, edited and mastered in March 2010 by Patrik Schwitter, Sunhill Project Studio, Switzerland. Cover art: René Guiffrey. Cover design: Jonas Schoder. Liner Notes: Bill Shoemaker, Jürg Wickihalder, Irène Aebi. Photo: Francesca Pfeffer. Executive production: Jürg Wickihalder. Produced by Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt.
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Steve Lacy
ISRC: CH2701001130
Track length:6:12
Artist: Steve Lacy
Performer: Steve Lacy
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Steve Lacy
ISRC: CH2701001131
Track length:4:41
Artist: Steve Lacy
Performer: Steve Lacy
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Steve Lacy
ISRC: CH2701001132
Track length:5:25
Artist: Steve Lacy
Performer: Steve Lacy
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Steve Lacy
ISRC: CH2701001133
Track length:6:47
Artist: Steve Lacy
Performer: Steve Lacy
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Steve Lacy
ISRC: CH2701001134
Track length:4:04
Artist: Steve Lacy
Performer: Steve Lacy
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Steve Lacy
ISRC: CH2701001135
Track length:4:22
Artist: Steve Lacy
Performer: Steve Lacy
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Steve Lacy
ISRC: CH2701001136
Track length:4:39
Artist: Steve Lacy
Performer: Steve Lacy
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Steve Lacy
ISRC: CH2701001137
Track length:2:52
Artist: Steve Lacy
Performer: Steve Lacy
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Steve Lacy
ISRC: CH2701001138
Track length:4:27
Artist: Steve Lacy
Performer: Steve Lacy
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Thelonious Monk
ISRC: CH2701001139

The people who heard Steve Lacy’s final solo performance in 2003 at the “Unerhört” Festival in Zurich will not have forgotten the experience. This rollercoaster of emotions. It didn’t just go under the skin; it went straight to the heart. It was so moving to see and hear the love, serenity, trust and sense of adventure that the totally weak Lacy displayed for his music. This is what was so wonderful and magic about that grey, cold November afternoon: we all witnessed what it is like when a master of improvisation gets carried away by the power of music. He became one with the music, drawn to it like a magnet. How beautiful: sadness found joy. Coldness found warmth.
Tension found peace and serenity. And the big spotlights warmed the cold afternoon as if they were the sun.
Jürg Wickihalder, Liner Notes

Steve Lacy Soprano Saxophone

Recorded November, 29, 2003 at Unerhört! Festival, Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland.
Mixed, edited and mastered in March 2010 by Patrik Schwitter, Sunhill Project Studio, Switzerland.
Cover art: René Guiffrey. Cover design: Jonas Schoder. Liner Notes: Bill Shoemaker, Jürg Wickihalder, Irène Aebi.
Photo: Francesca Pfeffer. Executive production: Jürg Wickihalder. Produced by Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt.

Intakt CD 171

About Steve Lacy:

Lacy began his career at sixteen playing Dixieland music with much older musicians such as Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, George "Pops" Foster and Zutty Singleton and then with Kansas City jazz players like Buck Clayton, Dicky Wells, and Jimmy Rushing. He then became involved with the avant-garde, performing on Jazz Advance (1956), the debut album of Cecil Taylor, and appearing with Taylor's groundbreaking quartet at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival; he also made a notable appearance on an early Gil Evans album. His most enduring relationship, however, was with the music of Thelonious Monk: he recorded the first album to feature only Monk compositions (Reflections, Prestige, 1958) and briefly played in Monk's band in 1960 and later on Monk's Big Band/Quartet album (Columbia, 1963).

Monk tunes became a permanent part of his repertoire, making an appearance in virtually every concert appearance and on albums, and Lacy often collaborated with trombonist Roswell Rudd in presen...