Steve Lacy: 1934-2004
He was a cultivated person. His awareness in art and literature was wonderfully stimulating. I loved going to concerts and galleries with him. And he had a sophisticated sense of humor. He taught all of us about dedication to one instrument = the evolution of the soprano sax. His sound became art itself.
I can say he was my musical guru in a way, and we learned much from each other. He did a great deal of work in his life and left us a lot . Thank you Steve Lacy.
~ KENT CARTER
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