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Steve Lacy's Japan Tours: 1975-2004

By Published: February 15, 2006
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TOUR 8 - 1989

  • May 24: Sogetsu Kaikan (Tokyo)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • May 25: Imaike Gas Hall (Nagoya)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • May 27: Parco Hall (Osaka)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • May 29-30: Hotel Pacific Tokyo (Tokyo)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • May 31: Aoyama Cay (Tokyo)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • June 1: Nagano Kinro Fukushi Center (Nagano)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • June 2: Yokohamashi Kyoiku Bunka Center Hall (Yokohama)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • June 3: Space Who (Saitama)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • June 4: Roppongi Pit Inn (Tokyo)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson

Comments: Amazingly, no official audio recording is known of Lacy's famous sextet during its only Japan tour in its 25 year+ existence! However, we are very grateful to J.J. Avenel for having confirmed the existence of a private videotape of the May 27 concert in Osaka, produced by "Totsu Planning. The search for private tapes—which for sure must exist at least in Japanese circles—and additional information goes on... class="f-right s-img"> Return to Index...



TOUR 9 - 1992

  • May 12: Parthenon Tama Small Hall (Tokyo)* Duo & Quartet * duo with Togashi Masahiko, quartet with Steve Potts, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 14: Agatanomori Bunka Kaikan (Matsumoto)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 15: Yokohamashi Kyoiku Bunka Center Hall (Yokohama)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 16: Space Who (Saitama)* Duo * with Togashi Masahiko
  • May 17: Space Who (Saitama)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 19: Roppongi Pit Inn (Tokyo)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 20: Jazz in Lovely (Nagoya)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 21: Rag (Kyoto)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 22: Hiroshimani Minami Kumin Bunka Center Hall (Hiroshima)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 23: Left Alone (Ashiya)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 24: Roppongi Pit Inn (Tokyo)* Quartet * with Togashi Masahiko, J.J. Avenel, Satoh Masahiko
  • May 26: ST Spot (Yokohama)* Solo


Comments: Two tours (#9 and #10) during 1992, barely 6 months apart: a busy year in Japan for Steve Lacy! Yet, for this first tour, there are no album released and no known tapes...



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