The Straight Horn of Steve Lacy

The Straight Horn of Steve Lacy

by Steve LacySteve Lacy


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Some of soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy's most interesting recordings are his earliest ones. After spending periods of time playing with Dixieland groups and then with Cecil Taylor (which was quite a jump), Lacy made several recordings that displayed his love of Thelonious Monk's music plus his varied experiences. On this particular set, Lacy's soprano contrasts well with Charles Davis' baritone (they are backed by bassist John Ore and drummer Roy Haynes) on three of the most difficult Monk tunes ("Introspection," "Played Twice," and "Criss Cross") plus two Cecil Taylor compositions and Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee."

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2011
Label: Ais
UPC: 8436028697267
catalogNumber: 2869726
Rank: 120228


  1. Louise
  2. Introspection
  3. Donna Lee
  4. Played Twice
  5. Air
  6. Criss Cross
  7. Four In One
  8. Reflections
  9. Hornin' In
  10. Bya-ya
  11. Let's Call This
  12. Ask Me Now
  13. Skippy

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