Steve Lacy

Born: 
07/23/1934
City: 
NYC
Region: 
New York
Country: 
USA
Died: 
06/04/2004
Years Active: 
1950's-2000's
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Sax
Associated Artists: 

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Steve Lacy (born Steven Norman Lackritz), 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 dabbled in free improvisation, but Lacy's music was typically melodic and tightly-structured. Lacy also became a highly distinctive composer with a signature simplicity of style, with compositions often built out of little more than a single questioning phrase, repeated several times.

Discography

Released: 1958
Released: 1963
Released: 1964
Released: 1964
Released: 1965
Released: 1979

Concerts