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Roberto Ottaviano: Forgotten Matches. The Worlds Of Steve Lacy (1934-2004)

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Il 4 giugno del 2004 veniva a mancare Steve Lacy, uno dei giganti della storia del jazz che, per molteplici motivi, non ha ricevuto l'attenzione e il successo di pubblico di altre figure del suo calibro. Tra le possibili spiegazioni sta probabilmente la scelta di dedicarsi interamente a uno strumento un po' particolare qual è il ...

Gilles Laheurte: Wings of Light

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Disco in solitudine al soprano, ma con l'apporto di un'ampia rosa di percussioni (campane, gong orientali, xilofono e molto altro), per il sessantottenne Gilles Marie-Paul Laheurte, apolide nato in Francia, cresciuto in Austria e Germania, grande viaggiatore che alfine ha scelto di vivere a New York, sopranista seguace di Steve Lacy, audace sperimentatore musicale e artista ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The TAO Saxophone Quartet on Tour

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The TAO Saxophone Quartet
UNIS Theatre / Bowery Wine Company / Zebulon's
New York, NY
April, 2011
After an absence of eight years--last appearing in the USA at the legendary Knitting Factory in 2002--the TAO Saxophone Quartet returned to New York. Formed in 1991 by reedman Noël Pelhate--a devoted fan of ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Steve Lacy's Japan Tours: 1975-2004

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As stated in my first article about Steve Lacy and Japan, there is a great deal of mystery about his deep inner connection with Japan, and I reiterate that it should remain that way. Yet, his recorded output during his 12 completed tours is so important--in terms of the music, not in terms of the number ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Steve Lacy: Mr. Soprano

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(Notes for the Steve Lacy-Sound Legacy concert at Merkin Hall, New York City October 06, 2005)

“The history of the soprano saxophone begins and ends with Steve Lacy. We owe it to him, him alone, with no help, struggling, white as snow, pure as crystal." ~ Marc-Edouard Nabe, Zigzags

This bold statement from the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Gilles Laheurte: Dreams

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Gilles Laheurte is one of the more unusual members of the New York City jazz scene. Almost 60, he spent most of his life working as an architect and planner, but was always devoted to music, his own as well as others. He calls himself an amateur jazz musician, but there's nothing amateurish about his release ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Steve Lacy and Japan

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Pretty much like “Rosebud," Orson Welles' famous mysterious enigma in Citizen Kane, there was “something" about Japan in Steve Lacy's life, something that no one will ever fully understand. Call it karmic ties, call it subconscious bond, call it deep inner connection, there was “something" there, definitely. Ever since his first tour in 1975 (invited by ...