Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy

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Albums

  • Estilhaços

    Jan 2021 • 5 songs

  • Straws

    Aug 2019 • 6 songs

  • 5 X Monk, 5 X Lacy

    Jul 2018 • 10 songs

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Steve Lacy

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One of the great soprano saxophonists of all time (ranking up there with Sidney Bechet and John Coltrane), Steve Lacy's career was fascinating to watch develop. He originally doubled on clarinet and soprano (dropping the former by the mid-'50s), inspired by Bechet, and played Dixieland in New York with Rex Stewart, Cecil Scott, Red Allen, and other older musicians during 1952-1955. He debuted on record in a modernized Dixieland format with Dick Sutton in 1954. However, Lacy soon jumped over several styles to play free jazz with Cecil Taylor during 1955-1957. They recorded toge...
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