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Reissuing and remastering 6 of alto saxophonist Steve Lacy's Soul Note releases from the 1980s, impressive works showing his love of jazz history and his innovative approach to improvisation.

Lacy, Steve
The Complete Remastered Recordings [6 CD BOX SET]

Lacy, Steve: The Complete Remastered Recordings [6 CD BOX SET] (Black Saint/Soul Note)
Label: Black Saint/Soul Note    
Released in: Italy    

"Saxophonist and composer Steve Lacy came to prominence in the 1950s as a progressive Dixieland musician and went on to a long and prolific career. He worked extensively in experimental jazz and dabbled in free improvisation, but Lacy's music was typically melodic and tightly-structured."

"Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 - June 4, 2004), born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York City, was a jazz saxophonist and composer recognized as one of the important players of soprano saxophone. Coming to prominence in the 1950s as a progressive Dixieland musician, Lacy went on to a long and prolific career. He worked extensively in experimental jazz and dabbled in free improvisation, but Lacy's music was typically melodic and tightly-structured.

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 presenting interpretations of Monk's compositions. Beyond Monk, he performed the work of jazz composers such as Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington and Herbie Nichols; unlike many jazz musicians he rarely played standard popular or show tunes. Lacy also became a highly distinctive composer with a signature simplicity of style: a Lacy composition is often built out of little more than a single questioning phrase, repeated several times. In the 1960s he continued to work with other players involved in the American free-jazz avant-garde and, in the 1970s, the European free improvisation scene, and free improvisation remained an important element in his work thereafter."-Wikipedia

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Product Information:

UPC: 8052405140098

Label: Black Saint/Soul Note
Catalog ID: BXS 1013CD
Squidco Product Code: 15618

Format: 6 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Italy
Packaging: 6 CD Box Set
Reissuing and remastering Only Monk; More Monk; Sempre Amore; CommuniquŽ; The Flame; The Window.


Steve Lacy

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Bobby Few

Dennis Charles

Jean-Jacques Avenel

Oliver Johnson

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Track Listing:

CD 1: Only Monk

1. Evidence

2. Humph

3. Eronel

4. Pannonica

5. Little Rootie-Tootie

6. Misterioso

7. Work

8. Light Blue

9. Who Knows?

CD 2: More Monk

1. Shuffle Boil

2. Straight No Chaser

3. Off Minor

4. Ruby My Dear

5. In Walked Bud

6. Trinkle Tinkle

7. Comin' On The Hudson

8. Introspection

9. Jackie-ing

10. Crepescule with Nellie

11. Bye-ya

CD 3: Sempre Amore

1. Johnny Come Lately

2. Prelude To A Kiss

3. Stars Crossed Lovers

4. To The Bitter

5. Azure

6. Sempre Amore

7. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing

8. Smada

CD 4: Communique

1. Who Knows?

2. Peggy's Blue Skylight

3. Smooch

4. Blue Monk

5. Roll On

6. No More Tears

7. Esteem

8. Prayer

9. Fondest Recollections

10. Wickets

11. Communique

CD 5: The Flame

1. The Match

2. Wet Spot

3. Gusts

4. Licks

5. The Flame

CD 6: The Window:

1. The Window

2. Flakes

3. A Complicate Scene

4. Twilight

5. The Gleam

6. Retreat

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