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Steve Lacy: THE CRY

Read "THE CRY" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Although THE CRY furthers the fascination soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy has previously established with setting the work of women writers to music, it also breaks significant new ground in it’s bold, uncompromising feminist political slant. In that single respect, THE CRY could well prove to be as controversial as it is compelling.

For this recording, Lacy ...

Steve Lacy +6: The Cry

Read "The Cry" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Having established his reputation as an insightful interpreter of Monk in the late '50s and early '60s, soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy drew political attention with his 1973 anti-Vietnam suite The Woe. Adding to his continuum of political song-cycles, Lacy collaborates on his new epic work The Cry with Bangladeshi activist Taslima Nasrin. Nasrin's '93 novella Laija ...

Steve Lacy + 6: The Cry

Read "The Cry" reviewed by Robert Spencer

Steve Lacy, the great master of the soprano saxophone and one of the unacknowledged greatest improvisers ever, continues a long series of art songs and settings of poetry in this new 2-disc set from Soul Note, the always challenging Italian label. Stretching back to the Sixties Lacy and vocalist Irene Aebi have recorded songs by lyricists ...