Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy
1934 - 2004

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First Name Steve
Last Name Lacy
Age 69 (age at death) years
Birthday 23rd July, 1934
Birthplace New York City, New York, United States
Died 4th June, 2004
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Occupation Text Saxophonist
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, dixieland, avant-garde jazz, Dixieland
Music Genre Jazz
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Music Style Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Hard Bop, Free Jazz, Progressive Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz, Dixieland
Music Mood Earnest, Sophisticated, Cerebral, Literate, Earthy, Provocative, Poignant, Passionate, Complex, Intense, Uncompromising, Meandering, Wry, Visceral, Acerbic, Witty, Brash, Rousing, Playful, Freewheeling, Rambunctious, Sax (Soprano)
Instrument Clarinet
Instrument (text) Soprano saxophone
Associated Acts Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, George "Pops" Foster, Thelonious Monk, Mal Waldron, Roswell Rudd, Cecil Taylor, Michail Bezverkhni

Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 – June 4, 2004), born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York City, 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 to a lesser extent in free improvisation, but Lacy's music was typically melodic and tightly-structured. Lacy also became a highly distinctive composer, with compositions often built out of little more than a single questioning phrase, repeated several times.

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