Lacy Waldron

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'.
Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy - Live at Dreher, Paris 1981 - Vol. 1 & 2 (2003) {4CD Set hatOLOGY 4-596}

Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy - Live at Dreher, Paris 1981 - Vol. 1 & 2 (2003) {4CD Set hatOLOGY 4-596}
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© 1981, 2003 hatOLOGY / HAT HUT Records | 4-596
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano / Saxophone

The equality, the almost perfect balance in complement and contrast, of the musical collaboration between Steve Lacy and Mal Waldron was palpable in both its internal and external workings … These four CDs, captured live in Paris in 1981, are notable as the first documentation of their performances as a duo, a particularly felicitous exploration of common interests and uncommon talents, initiating an intermittent series of duo recordings that would span thirteen years, varying repertoire, and several labels, but never venture far from the groundwork that was established here.

Mal Waldron with The Steve Lacy Quintet (2004)  Music

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.

Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - Let’s Call This Esteem  

Posted by Garina at Dec. 29, 2008
Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - Let’s Call This Esteem

Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - Let’s Call This Esteem
Flac & MP3, 320 kbps | 346.6 MB & 160 MB | Label: Slam | 1993
Steve Lacy – soprano sax; Mal Waldron - piano
Mal Waldron - Up Popped The Devil (1973) {Enja CD 9147-2 rel 2003}

Mal Waldron - Up Popped The Devil (1973) {Enja CD 9147-2 rel 2003}
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© 1973, 2003 Enja Records | Enja CD 9147-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Modern Creative / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Pianist Mal Waldron's music is characterized by a heavily-brooding rhythmic quality, with the left hand usually carrying the theme at one repetitious tempo while the right hammers away in juxtaposition with a counter tempo (usually faster). Such was the case with "Up Popped the Devil," "Snake Out" and "Changachangachang," three very Waldronian pieces in both structure and execution, the latter deriving its melody from the whole-tone scale. Aside from Waldron, the record's strongest points were bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Billy Higgins, their work being sensitive and supportive throughout.

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.
Karen E. Waldron, Rob Friedman, "Toward a Literary Ecology: Places and Spaces in American Literature"

Karen E. Waldron, Rob Friedman, "Toward a Literary Ecology: Places and Spaces in American Literature"
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr | 2013 | ISBN: 0810891972 | English | PDF | 248 pages | 1.2 Mb

Scholarship of literature and the environment demonstrates myriad understandings of nature and culture. While some work in the field results in approaches that belong in the realm of cultural studies, other scholars have expanded the boundaries of ecocriticism to connect the practice more explicitly to disciplines such as the biological sciences, human geography, or philosophy. …
Steve Lacy - Scratching The Seventies / Dreams (1996) {3CD Saravah - SHL 2082}

Steve Lacy - Scratching The Seventies / Dreams (1996) {3CD Saravah - SHL 2082}
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© 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.
Max Roach & Mal Waldron - Explorations ...To The Mth Degree (1995) {2CD Slam Productions - SLAMCD 505}

Max Roach & Mal Waldron - Explorations …To The Mth Degree (1995) {2CD Slam Productions - SLAMCD 505}
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© 1995, 1999 Slam Productions | SLAMCD 505
Jazz / Modal Music / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Modern Creative / Drums / Piano

Live recording of two jazz legends Max Roach (drums) and Mal Waldron (piano), at the concert held to celebrate Mal Waldron's 70th birthday. Recorded at the Desingel Arts Centre, Antwerp, Belgium, 20 September 1995. Featuring a comfortable duo between one of the kings of bebop, Max Roach, and master genre-bender Mal Waldron, this two-CD set contains a complete concert in honor of the pianist's 70th birthday. (Actually, there is also a bonus track of a cut recorded before the concert.) The 30 pieces are mostly fully improvised and flow into one another flawlessly.

Steve Lacy + 6 - The Cry (1999) [2CD] {Soul Note}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 21, 2015
Steve Lacy + 6 - The Cry (1999) [2CD] {Soul Note}

Steve Lacy + 6 - The Cry (1999) [2CD] {Soul Note}
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© 1999 Soul Note | 121315-2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Saxophonist Lacy provides listeners with an engaging, lyrical selection of material. Featured here is Lacy's long-time collaborator acoustic bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel; each offering lengthy periods of soloing. Fluid and stunning, Avenel migrates over the expanse of his instrument's ebony fingerboard conjuring compelling and commanding melodies with effortless virtuosity. An entirely different face of Lacy, this is the man at his experimental best. His wife, Irene Aebi, joins on vocals. As much as the fragmented and angular musical lines, Aebi's theatric and often spoken delivery gives this music its art jazz quality. Added instrumentation is more saxophones, bass clarinet, percussion, and especially the harpsichord.