Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Straight Horn of Steve Lacy

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."
Scott Yanow

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The Straight Horn
Steve Lacy


1 Louise (Taylor)  5:27
2 Introspection (Monk)  5:33
3 Donna Lee (Parker)  7:54
4 Played Twice (Monk)  5:53
5 Air (Taylor)  6:40
6 Criss Cross (Monk)  5:45


Steve Lacy - ss
Charles Davis - bs
John Ore - b
Roy Haynes - dr

Recorded at Nola Penthouse Sound Studio, New York ; November 19, 1960


kike said...

Thanks Mel for Lacy.
kind regards, K.

druloz said...

thank you Mr Melanchton for the early steve Lacy I didn't knew, it seems that the straight horn get a pass word, do you know it?babye

FrankDell said...

Great Lacy. Thank you kind sir.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much

Anonymous said...

You are one of a kind, MM! Beautiful, Magnificent Post. Thanks!

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel.

rev.b said...

A record that gets better every time you play it. Thanks Mel.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Kovina Kris said...

Nice upgrade. Thank you!

Melanchthon said...

Anonymous said...

Never heard the early Steve Lacy before, but I am more familiar with his later output. Thank you for giving me a chance to listen to this one.