Lacy was a true maverick and giant among giants of jazz, as well as my favorite soprano sax player - Bechet, Sam Rivers, Wayne (Shorter) n' Coltrane not withstanding.
Steve was also one of the finest, most contemplative interpreters of the music of Thelonious Monk and the less known but equally amazing Herbie Nichols; last time I heard him in person, he explored the amazing architecture of Monk's music with the great Mal Waldron on piano.
Here he is, circa mid-1980's, supported by one of his best bands, featuring:
- Steve Potts - alto sax
- Bobby Few - piano
- Irene Aebi (Mrs. Lacy) - violin and vocals
- Jean-Jacques Avenel - upright bass
- Oliver Johnson - drums
We speak Jazz here.