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Blinks...Zürich Live 1983

Label: hat ART
Released: 2011

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Steve Lacy Five: Blinks...Zurich Live 1983

Read "Blinks...Zurich Live 1983" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Blinks...Zurich Live 1983 is one of those ageless albums that accentuates the unparalleled synchronicity of iconic soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy's Five, captured live at a 1983 concert in Zurich, Switzerland. Packed with the leader's linear and concise theme constructions, the band reconfigures and rewinds many of the primary melodies amid moments of energized minimalism and lyrical ...

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Steve Lacy Five: Blinks...Zurich Live 1983

Read "Blinks...Zurich Live 1983" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Few musicians bestrode the world of the avant-garde like the proverbial Colossus, but Steve Lacy did. He played with the heart of a giant and a soul in which a flame was lit in the '50s, when he began his career playing Dixieland music. By the time he made his presence felt in the avant-garde playing ...

The Way

Label: Hat Hut Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Stamps - Blinks - Troubles - Raps - Dreams - Existence - The Way - Bone - Name - The Breath - Life On Its Way - Swiss Duck

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Steve Lacy Five: The Way

Read "The Way" reviewed by Clifford Allen

Steve Lacy once said that his gradual engagement with free improvisation, “dropping the tunes" as he put it, was a mode in which he (or any musician) could get to that indescribable “thing" on the other side. It is also likely that his intense study of the songbooks of Monk, Nichols and Ellington in the '50s ...

The Way

Label: hat ART
Released: 1985


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