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The Straight Horn of Steve Lacy


Download links and information about The Straight Horn of Steve Lacy by Steve Lacy. This album was released in 1960 and it belongs to Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 37:12 minutes.

Artist: Steve Lacy
Release date: 1960
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz
Tracks: 6
Duration: 37:12
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No. Title Length
1. Louise 5:27
2. Introspection 5:33
3. Donna Lee 7:54
4. Played Twice 5:53
5. Air 6:40
6. Criss Cross 5:45



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."