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Steve Lacy Five - The Way (1972) 2CDs, Reissue 2004  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 13, 2016
Steve Lacy Five - The Way (1972) 2CDs, Reissue 2004

Steve Lacy Five - The Way (1972) 2CDs, Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 830 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 293 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: HAT HUT | # hatOLOGY 2-604 | Time: 01:55:35

This double-CD reissues the nine numbers from a former double LP, adding three previously unreleased tunes from the same Switzerland concert. The Steve Lacy Five (the leader on soprano, Steve Potts on alto and soprano, Irene Aebi on cello, violin and vocals, bassist Kent Carter and drummer Oliver Johnson) is at its best on scalar-based instrumentals such as the near-classic "Blinks." Some tunes utilize the voices of Aebi and Lacy, and these are often quite eccentric and for more selective tastes. But the many strong solos by Lacy and the highly underrated altoist Potts makes this two-fer of interest for followers of advanced jazz. This was always a well-organized and highly original group.

Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - At the Bimshuis 1982 (2006)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 16, 2016
Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - At the Bimshuis 1982 (2006)

Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - At the Bimshuis 1982 (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks) + Cue + Log | Artwork | 48:53 min | 255 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Challenge Records #DBCHR 75349

This previously unreleased live session from 1982 features saxophonist Steve Lacy and pianist Mal Waldron in duo performances recorded at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, the home of Dutch jazz masters like Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg and Willem Breuker. Both musicians are great improvisors and they frequently performed together as a duo. They also share a deep influence by Thelonious Monk, which is evident in this stunning performance. On this recording they perform Lacy's 'Blues for Aida', heard here in its earliest recorded version, and an innovative version of Waldron's `Snake Out'. The programme is completed by three Thelonious Monk tunes, `Reflection', `Round Midnight' and `Epistrophy'.
Steve Lacy - Scratching The Seventies / Dreams (1996) {3CD Saravah - SHL 2082}

Steve Lacy - Scratching The Seventies / Dreams (1996) {3CD Saravah - SHL 2082}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.19 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 461 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 98 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996 Saravah | SHL 2082
Jazz / Free Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop

This gives a good picture of Lacy's range in the 1970s. Solos, some very stretched out ensemble work, some of the best Aebi I've heard. There's even a snippet of Lacy playing Satie––if you visit the Satie Museum in Honfleur you'll heard a beauteous solo of his, and he played Satie in a few European concerts, recordings of which exist and should be issued. The three-CD box set that makes up Scratching the Seventies/Dreams represents Steve Lacy's first expatriate records in Paris beginning with sessions in June of 1969 and concluding in 1977 with six of the seven members of the Steve Lacy Septet (pianist Bobby Few was not yet on board). Here, five complete albums tell the story of that decade in the musical aesthetic of Steve Lacy's development as an artist as well as a composer and bandleader.

Steve Lacy - Five Facings (2008) {Jazzwerkstatt jw025}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 29, 2016
Steve Lacy - Five Facings (2008) {Jazzwerkstatt jw025}

Steve Lacy - Five Facings (2008) {Jazzwerkstatt jw025}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 378 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 196 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Jazzwerkstatt / FMP | jw025
Jazz / Free Improvisation / Saxophone / Piano

This set, recorded between April 4 and April 8, 1996, teamed soprano saxophone giant Steve Lacy with five different pianists. Half the cuts were composed by Lacy, three by Thelonious Monk, and one improvisation by Van Hove and Lacy – the least interesting work included here, because it didn't work. The first five tracks would have made an album for any jazz fan, and the rest, while interesting, don't touch the first half, and perhaps that's because the first two pianists are Marilyn Crispell and Misha Mengelberg. Two pieces by Lacy, "The Crust" and "Blues For Aida," start things off with Crispell playing an inspired counterpoint to the artist during the melody, moving into a piano solo that combines a total shift of Lacy's compositional thought into an almost purely classical realm (Bruckner anyone?) before entering into a dialogue that brings the work back to the jazz tradition, and there is no seam.

Truefire - Ben Lacy's Two-Hand Groove Guitar [repost]  

Posted by house23 at March 31, 2015
Truefire - Ben Lacy's Two-Hand Groove Guitar [repost]

Truefire - Ben Lacy's Two-Hand Groove Guitar
MP4 | h264 966kbps | English | 720x406 | 29.97fps | 2h 57mins | AAC stereo 128kbps | 1.43 GB
Genre: Video Training

No, we're not talking about one of those evil little midi-crap machines that cats are using instead of real players 'cause gigs just don't pay what they used to. We're talking going solo on guitar and funkifying your six-string grooves with polyphonic techniques for crafting drum, bass, and horn parts a la Ben Lacy and his Two-Hand Groove Guitar technique. If you're familiar with Ben Lacy, we probably had you at 'hello' and you're already downloading the course. For the rest of you, let's put it this way – go to the big NAMM show or any major guitar festival; look for the biggest crowd of people; fight your way to the front of that crowd, and you'll find Ben Lacy playing his extraterrestrial you-know-what off. You won't believe your eyes and ears.
Franco D'Andrea Sextet - Monk And The Time Machine (2014) [2CDs] {Parco Della Musica}

Franco D'Andrea Sextet - Monk And The Time Machine (2014) [2CDs] {Parco Della Musica}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 651MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

On 'Monk and the Time Machine', the sextet led by Italian pianist Franco D'Andrea presents an album dedicated to Thelonious Monk. It contains many interpretations of his songs (including "Light Blue", "Bright Mississippi", "Locomotive", "Blue Monk", "Brake's Sake", "Coming on the Hudson", "Epistrophy" and "Monk's Mood") and some original compositions by the group. D'Andrea is one Italy's leading jazz musicians and has recorded a large number of albums (around 200). He has worked with an array of jazz stars, including Gato Barbieri, Steve Lacy, Dave Liebman, John Surman, Kenny Wheeler, Phil Woods, Slide Hampton, Max Roach, Johnny Griffin, Han Bennink and Dave Douglas.

Thelonious Monk - Kind Of Monk (2009) [10CD Box]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 17, 2013
Thelonious Monk - Kind Of Monk (2009) [10CD Box]

Thelonious Monk - Kind Of Monk (2009) [10CD Box]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 1.9 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1.1 Gb | Scans | TTime: 07:50:05
T2 Entertainment | 220119
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz, Cool

Thelonious Monk, in full Thelonious Sphere Monk (born Oct. 10, 1917, Rocky Mount, N.C., U.S. - died Feb. 17, 1982, Englewood, N.J.) American pianist and composer who was among the first creators of modern jazz. As the pianist in the band at Minton’s Playhouse, a nightclub in New York City, in the early 1940s, Monk had great influence on the other musicians who later developed the bebop movement. For much of his career, Monk performed and recorded with small groups. His playing was percussive and sparse, often being described as “angular,” and he used complex and dissonant harmonies and unusual intervals. A collection of some of the most remarkable recordings which laid the foundation of modern jazz and unfluenced generations of other musicians. The vast majority of these recordings became popular standards.

Steve Lacy - Lift The Bandstand (2006)  

Posted by robi62 at June 29, 2013
Steve Lacy  - Lift The Bandstand (2006)

Steve Lacy - Lift The Bandstand (2006)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 8 717 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Rhapsody | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 4 Dec 2006 | Runtime: 50 min. | 3,09 GB (DVD5)
Subtitles: Spanish, French

Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy ranks alongside Sidney Bechet and John Coltrane as one of the few who permanently reshaped and reworked Dixieland music by contemporizing it in a postmodern vein. With his reassessments and reinventions of such Dixieland tunes as "Work," "Played Twice," and "Criss Cross" by Thelonious Monk and self-penned standards such as "Blinks," "Capers," "Clichés," and "Troubles,"Lacy laid the groundwork, stylistically, for innumerable later players and left in his wake a treasure trove for generations of listeners upon his death in 2004. Lacy is the center of the film Steve Lacy: Lift the Bandstand, which draws from interviews with Lacy himself as he expostulates on his place in the jazz realm and his contributions to the medium and rare archival footage of Lacy in performance.
Steve Lacy - Sortie + Disposability (1966) {2010 Free Factory}

Steve Lacy - Sortie + Disposability (1966) {2010 Free Factory}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 456 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 193 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 30 Mb
© 2010 Free Factory | FF 067
Jazz / Free Jazz / Post Bop

Sortie/Disposability album by Steve Lacy was released May 11, 2010 on the Free Factory label. Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of rare complete original LPs by Jazz legend Steve Lacy recorded in Italy: Sortie (which appears here on CD for the first time ever) and Disposability. Sortie/Disposability songs Both albums focus on Free Jazz. Sortie/Disposability album Sortie is a quartet excursion with trumpeter Enrico Rava sharing the front line. Sortie/Disposability CD music The long unavailable Disposability presents Lacy with the same bassist and drummer as Sortie in a trio set that includes a mixture of original tunes with compositions by Thelonious Monk, as well as a song by Cecil Taylor and another by Carla Bley.

Mal Waldron with The Steve Lacy Quintet (2004)  

Posted by Oceandrop at Jan. 15, 2012
Mal Waldron with The Steve Lacy Quintet (2004)

Mal Waldron with The Steve Lacy Quintet (2004)
Jazz (Free) | EAC Rip | APE (image)+CUE+LOG | 393 MB.
300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (2004) | Label: America Records | Catalog# 067-862-2 | 61:36 min.

An ideal companion piece, the juxtaposition of ensemble interaction, sailing and contrasting solos and even-if momentary pauses allows Mal Waldron with the Steve Lacy Quintet (basically add Lacy's longtime collaborator Waldron to the above mix) to continue the "gap concept naturally. The undeniably individual pianist adds a particular depth with resonant multi-textural playing of single notes and colorful yet dramatic chords, a perfect tonal foil at times to Lacy's atonal proclivities. Waldron once said, appropriately enough, "If there's no silence, the sound doesn't mean anything. Starting where "The Thing left off, the 18+ minute Waldron suite "Vio is followed by two of Lacy's originals: "Jump For Victor and a Monk-ish "Blue Wee , with two newly found precious alternate takes of the first two pieces.