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Steve Lacy

ss, 1934-2004 US, New York City
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Steven Norman Lackritz Steve Sax (3)

Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 – June 4, 2004), born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York City, was a jazz saxophonist and composer recognized as one of the important players of soprano saxophone. Coming to prominence in the 1950s as a progressive Dixieland musician, Lacy went on to a long and prolific career. He worked extensively in experimental jazz and to a lesser extent in free improvisation, but Lacy's music was typically melodic and tightly-structured. Lacy also became a highly distinctive composer, with compositions often built out of little more than a single questioning phrase, repeated several times.

        
Instruments
  • Soprano sax
  • Saxophone
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Dark Red on Dark Red by Steve Lacy
C U Girl on C U Girl by Steve Lacy
Infrunami on The Lo-Fis by Steve Lacy
N Side on Apollo XXI by Steve Lacy
Some on Some by Steve Lacy
Mercury on Mercury by Steve Lacy
Ryd on Steve Lacy's Demo by Steve Lacy
Uuuu on The Lo-Fis by Steve Lacy
Basement Jack on Apollo XXI by Steve Lacy
Only If on Apollo XXI by Steve Lacy

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Free For A MinuteSteve Lacy2017Compil.
Four Classic AlbumsSteve Lacy2016Compil.
October Wind Vol. 2Steve Lacy, Kent Carter, Andrea Centazzo2015Album
October Wind Vol. 1Steve Lacy, Kent Carter, Andrea Centazzo2015Album
Cycles (1976-80)Steve Lacy2014Album
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note. Quartet Quintet Sextet OctetSteve Lacy2014Album
Monk's MoodWolfgang Schmidtke Orchestra, Steve Lacy, Alexander von Schlippenbach2014Album
Avignon And After - 2Steve Lacy2014Album
Phase OneSteve Lacy2013Compil.
The RestSteve Lacy & Joe McPhee2013Single
ApicesSteve Lacy, Masahiko Togashi, Masahiko Satoh2013Album
Evidence + Soprano SaxSteve Lacy & Don Cherry2012Compil.
Lost In JuneSteve Lacy, Kent Carter, Andrea Centazzo2012Album
Evidence (+ Soprano Sax)Steve Lacy With Don Cherry2012Compil.
The SunSteve Lacy2012Compil.
In BerlinSteve Lacy - Solo & Steve Lacy Quintet2011Compil.
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note. Solos Duos Trios.Steve Lacy2011Album
NovemberSteve Lacy2010Album
Sortie + DisposabilitySteve Lacy2010Compil.
Musique de Steve LacySteve Lacy2010Album
Soprano Sax & ReflectionsSteve Lacy2009Compil.
富樫雅彦 Steve Lacy 高橋悠治Masahiko Togashi, Steve Lacy, Yuji Takahashi2009Album
Distant Voices / Yuji Takahashi + Masahiko SatoSteve Lacy, Yuji Takahashi, Takehisa Kosugi, Masahiko Satoh2006Compil.
TaoSteve Lacy · Andrea Centazzo2006Album
Live At Jazzwerkstatt PeitzSteve Lacy2006Album
In Philadelphia 1960Thelonious Monk With Steve Lacy2006Album
New Jazz Meeting Baden-Baden 2002Steve Lacy2006Album
Recessional (For Oliver Johnson)Steve Lacy, John Heward2006Album
One More TimeSteve Lacy / Joëlle Léandre2005Album
Leaves BlossomsSteve Lacy2005Album
Lift The BandstandSteve Lacy2004Album
Early Years 1954-1956Steve Lacy2004Compil.
The Complete Whitey Mitchell SessionsSteve Lacy2004Compil.
Materioso Monk's MoodsSteve Lacy2003Album
The Beat SuiteSteve Lacy2003Album
One More TimeMal Waldron / Jean-Jacques Avenel / Steve Lacy2002Album
WorkSteve Lacy, Daniel Humair, Anthony Cox2002Album
10 Of Dukes + 6 OriginalsSteve Lacy2002Album
DummySteve Lacy Meets The Riccardo Fassi Trio2002Album
Best Wishes: Live At The Labirinti Sonori Festival 2001Steve Lacy2001Album
OpiumBill Dixon / Franz Koglmann / Steve Lacy2001Compil.
Monk's MoodsAnthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra With Special Guest Steve Lacy2001Album
SidewaysSteve Lacy2000Album
HookySteve Lacy2000Album
Snips: Live At EnvironSteve Lacy2000Album
The Joan Mirò Foundation ConcertSteve Lacy & Irene Aebi1999Album
OutcomeDerek Bailey, Steve Lacy1999Album
Monk's DreamSteve Lacy / Roswell Rudd1999Album
SandsSteve Lacy1998Album
Solo: Live At Unity TempleSteve Lacy1998Album
Duets/ AssociatesSteve Lacy1997Album
Scratching The Seventies / DreamsSteve Lacy1997Compil.
5 X Monk, 5 X LacySteve Lacy1997Album
Blues For AidaSteve Lacy1996Album
Don CherryDon Cherry featuring Ornette Coleman & Steve Lacy1996Compil.
Five FacingsSteve Lacy Plus Marilyn Crispell, Misha Mengelberg, Ulrich Gumpert, Fred Van Hove, Vladimir Miller1996Album
Eternal Duo '95Steve Lacy And Masahiko Togashi1996Album
PacketSteve Lacy, Irene Aebi, Frederic Rzewski1995Album
Steve LacySteve Lacy1995Compil.
The RendezvousBarry Wedgle & Steve Lacy1995Album
ActualitySteve Lacy1995Album
Three BlokesLol Coxhill / Steve Lacy / Evan Parker1994Album
Steve Lacy meets Steve Potts - Live Virgin MegastoreSteve Lacy, Steve Potts1994Album
Sweet SixteenKeptorchestra Meets Steve Lacy1994Album
FindingsSteve Lacy1994Album
AxiemeSteve Lacy1993Compil.
MauresacaRichard Calleja, Jazz Time Big Band, Steve Lacy, Christian Salut1993Album
TwilightMasahiko Togashi, Steve Lacy1992Album
Spirit Of MingusSteve Lacy / Eric Watson1992Album
Dutch MastersMisha Mengelberg, Steve Lacy, George Lewis, Ernst Reijseger, Han Bennink1992Album
RemainsSteve Lacy1992Album
Steve LacySteve Lacy1991Compil.
Flim-FlamSteve Lacy & Steve Potts1991Album
TrochusGiancarlo Locatelli Quintet With Steve Lacy1991Album
SoloSteve Lacy1991Album
ItinerarySteve Lacy1991Album
Rushes - 10 Songs From RussiaSteve Lacy1991Album
OutingsSteve Lacy1991Album
More MonkSteve Lacy1991Album
AnthemSteve Lacy1990Album
The DoorSteve Lacy1989Album
Steve LacySteve Lacy1989Compil.
ImageSteve Lacy, Steve Argüelles1989Album
Paris BluesGil Evans / Steve Lacy1988Album
Live In BudapestSteve Lacy & Steve Potts1988Album
MomentumSteve Lacy1987Album
The KissSteve Lacy1987Album
Live At Sweet BasilMal Waldron Quartet Featuring Steve Lacy1987Album
DeadlineSteve Lacy / Ulrich Gumpert1987Album
The Amiens ConcertEric Watson / Steve Lacy / John Lindberg1987Album
Only MonkSteve Lacy1987Album
ExplorationsSubroto Roy Chowdhury, Steve Lacy1987Album
SoloSteve Lacy1986Album
ChirpsSteve Lacy & Evan Parker1986Album
The Complete Jaguar SessionsSteve Lacy1986Compil.
OutingsSteve Lacy1986Album
Hocus-PocusSteve Lacy1986Album
Change Of Season (Music Of Herbie Nichols)Misha Mengelberg - Steve Lacy - George Lewis - Arjen Gorter - Han Bennink1985Album
The BowTchangodei, Steve Lacy, Oliver Johnson1984Album
The Wasp (Duo Live)Tchangodei And Steve Lacy1984Album
Favorite StreetRova Saxophone Quartet Plays Steve Lacy1984Album
RegenerationRoswell Rudd - Steve Lacy - Misha Mengelberg - Kent Carter - Han Bennink1983Album
Eternal DuoMasahiko Togashi & Steve Lacy1983Album
BalletsSteve Lacy1982Album
The FlameSteve Lacy Feat. Bobby Few And Denis Charles1982Album
CapersSteve Lacy1981Album
SongsSteve Lacy, Brion Gysin1981Single
TipsSteve Lacy / Steve Potts Featuring The Voice Of Irene Aebi1981Album
Call NotesWalter Zuber Armstrong / Steve Lacy1980Album
The WaySteve Lacy1980Album
EronelSteve Lacy1979Album
StampsSteve Lacy1979Album
Blown BoneRoswell Rudd - Steve Lacy - Sheila Jordan1979Album
High, Low And OrderSteve Lacy / Maarten Altena1979Album
Torments - Solo In KyotoSteve Lacy1979Album
Crops & The WoeSteve Lacy1979Album
DuetWalter Zuber Armstrong / Steve Lacy1979Album
LumpsSteve Lacy, Michel Waisvisz, Han Bennink, Maarten Altena1978Album
PointsSteve Lacy1978Album
CatchSteve Lacy1978Album
ClinkersSteve Lacy1978Album
UnexpectedKenny Davern, Steve Lacy, Steve Swallow, Paul Motian1978Album
ShotsSteve Lacy1977Album
One-UpmanshipMal Waldron Quintet With Steve Lacy1977Album
Axieme Vol. 1Steve Lacy1977Album
StrawsSteve Lacy1977Album
RapsSteve Lacy1977Album
Trio LiveSteve Lacy, Andrea Centazzo, Kent Carter1977Album
SidelinesSteve Lacy / Michael Smith1977Album
Axieme Vol. 2Steve Lacy1977Album
ThreadsSteve Lacy & Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski1977Album
TricklesSteve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Kent Carter, Beaver Harris1976Album
Distant VoicesSteve Lacy, Yuji Takahashi, Takehisa Kosugi1976Album
ClangsSteve Lacy / Andrea Centazzo1976Album
Stabs / Solo In BerlinSteve Lacy1976Album
The CrustSteve Lacy1975Album
School Days - A 1963 Live Session Released For The First TimeSteve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Henry Grimes, Denis Charles1975Album
Solo At MandaraSteve Lacy1975Album
DreamsSteve Lacy1975Album
Saxophone SpecialSteve Lacy1975Album
StalksSteve Lacy1975Album
Solo - Théâtre Du Chêne NoirSteve Lacy1974Album
FlapsFranz Koglmann With Steve Lacy1973Album
EstilhaçosSteve Lacy1972Album
MoonSteve Lacy1971Album
WordlessSteve Lacy1971Album
LapisSteve Lacy1971Album
EpistrophySteve Lacy1969Album
The Forest And The ZooSteve Lacy1967Album
DisposabilitySteve Lacy1966Album
Jazz RealitiesCarla Bley - Michael Mantler - Steve Lacy1966Album
SortieSteve Lacy1966Album
EvidenceSteve Lacy With Don Cherry1962Album
The Straight Horn Of Steve LacySteve Lacy1960Album
ReflectionsSteve Lacy1959Album
Soprano SaxSteve Lacy1958Album
Brussels 1977Steve Lacy And Frederic RzewskiAlbum
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