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Lacy, Steve / Rudd, Roswell Quartet
Early and Late

Lacy, Steve /  Rudd, Roswell Quartet: Early and Late (Cuneiform)
Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    

"Until his death in 2004, soprano saxist Steve Lacy worked with trombonist Roswell Rudd as often as circumstances would permit, from their start together in Dixieland-style bands in the 1950s to the more adventurous styles that both master players are known for. This album of all previously unreleased material with great sound presents work spanning a 40-year period. The majority of this album (nearly 2 hours) is taken from concerts from 1999 and 2002 and features the great 'free-bop' quartet they co-led that featured the rhythm section of Lacy's longtime sextet, Jean-Jacques Avenel on bass and John Betsch on drums. This band's repertoire here features a number of compositions by Lacy as well as one each by Roswell, Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols. Additionally there is over 20' of studio recordings (so far, the only studio recordings ever released!!) by the famous 'School Days' quartet (Lacy, Rudd, Bob Cunningham-bass and Denis Charles-drums) from October, 1962! This album was compiled and produced for us by noted Lacy expert Jason Weiss, who contributes short liner notes and pulled together the best performances from the different shows. An essential, swinging, free-jazz release."-Cuneiform

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Product Information:

UPC: 045775025025

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: RUNE 250/251
Squidco Product Code: 8093

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Bimhuis, Amsterdam, June 19, 1999; Mat Bevel Institude, Tucson, Arizona, April 4, 1999; Iridium , NYC, August 9, 2002; demo, NYC, October 9, 1962.


Steve Lacy-soprano saxophone

Roswell Rudd-trombone

Jean-Jacques Avenel-bass

John Betsch-drums

Bob Cunningham-bass

Dennis Charles-drums

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Track Listing:

Disc 1

1. Rent (Lacy)

2. Bath (Lacy)

3. Hoot (Lacy)

4. Blinks (Lacy)

5. Light Blue (Thelonius Monk)

6. Bookioni (Lacy)

Disc 2

1. Bamako (Rudd)

2. Twelve Bars (Herbie Nichols)

3. Bone (Lacy)

4. Eronel [Take 2] (Thelonius Monk)

5. Tune 2 (Cecil Taylor)

6. Think of One (Thelonius Monk)

7. Eronel [Take 3] (Thelonius Monk)