Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Steve Lacy Plays Thelonious Monk

All of soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy's early recordings are quite fascinating, for during 1957-1964, aspects of his style at times hinted at Dixieland, swing, Monk, and Cecil Taylor, sometimes at the same time. For this CD reissue (a straight reproduction of the original New Jazz LP), Lacy teams up with pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Buell Neidlinger, and drummer Elvin Jones for seven Thelonious Monk compositions. The typical standbys (such as "'Round Midnight," "Straight No Chaser," and "Blue Monk") are avoided in favor of more complex works such as "Four in One," "Bye-Ya," and "Skippy" ; the sweet ballad "Ask Me Now" is a highpoint. Lacy always had an affinity for Monk's music and, even nearly 40 years later, this set is a delight.
Scott Yanow

Source: http://www.allmusic.com/album/reflections-steve-lacy-plays-thelonious-monk-mw0000315031

Steve Lacy
Reflections
Steve Lacy Plays Thelonious Monk

Tracks

1 Four in One  6:06
2 Reflections  4:08
3 Hornin' In  5:17
4 Bye-Ya  4:42
5 Let's Call This  7:15
6 Ask Me Now  4:54
7 Skippy  4:21


All Compositions by Thelonious Monk

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Personnel
Steve Lacy - ss
Mal Waldron - p
Buell Neidlinger - b
Elvin Jones - dr

Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; October 17, 1958.

16 comments:

Danny said...

THANK YOU! BEEN WANTING TO HEAR THIS FOR A WHILE. STEVE LACY ALWAS HAD A NICE TAKE ON MONK. I LIKED HIM AND RUDD DOINNG THEIR THING.
PRETTY COVER TOO!

Jazzrealities said...

I would like to thank your very much. Lost my collection 3 years ago (divorce). Steve was a good friend of mine and I was at his flat in Paris for a party (must have be around 1988 - but I'm not sure)
Dr. Michael Frohne
Jazzrealities

Kovina Kris said...

Another very tasty post Mel. Thank you!

duck said...

Mel, I keep finding more, especially great to replace old LP's, thanks.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel.

Arewenotmen? said...

Merci beaucoup !

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

OldHippieRick said...

LMAO on 16 pop up's to get two links ..wow how do they do that one after another keep Popping Up never ending pop up's.. did I mention 16 of them.. Mean while back that the ranch Thanks! this one is a good one indeed

lucky5 said...

Thanks a lot, Mel!

-Otto- said...

Thank you, Melanchthon!

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Unknown said...

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Melanchthon said...

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deGallo said...

Thank you.

shouse59 said...

Merci.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, mel!