Label: Hat Hut Records – 2R14
Format: 2 × Vinyl, Album, LP; Country: Switzerland - Released: 1981
Style: Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Recorded live on 29 December 1979 at Soundscape in New York City during the European/American Music Festival.
New Cover Design by ART&JAZZ Studio SALVARICA, by VITKO
Edited By – Peter Pfister, Werner X. Uehlinger
Engineer – Peter Kuhn
Mastered By – David Crawford
Producer – Pia & Werner X. Uehlinger
Producer [Concert] – Verna Gillis
Here, in front of you is another "Hat Hut", edition of the early eighties, a double LP album Steve Lacy Trio (with Ronnie Boykins and Dennis Charles), a masterpiece, certainly one of the best live records that gave Lacy.
...With the sextet paired down to a quintet, Lacy recorded the live Stamps (february 1978), containing extended performances of new pieces such as Ire, The Dumps, Duckles and especially Wickets, Troubles (may 1979), with Wasted and Blues. and the live The Way (january 1979), that delivered a 26-minute version of Tao. But the live trio Capers (december 1979) was better than any of the quintet/sextet recordings. The music was literally overflowing from the extended meditations...
I made a complete remaster of tracks after ripping and designed by a new look cover. I hope that you will like . "Hat Hut" original cover also included. Comfortably listening . – Enjoy!
Some of Steve Lacy's best work comes from his trios. Somehow, he seems most free and confident in this format, curiously more so than in his rare duo or more popular solo outings. Of course, in this instance, it does not hurt for Lacy to be paired with drummer Dennis Charles and bassist Ronnie Boykins, each of whom seems perfectly attuned to the saxophonist's approach. Charles and Lacy go back to the 1950s together, when they played with Cecil Taylor and Gil Evans together. For this recording, Lacy is highly focused, his improvisations taking on a more syncopated and aggressive flavor than usual. Charles and Boykins kick hard, and the results are exemplary. The unusual choice of tunes (all composed by Lacy) includes "The Crunch," "Quirks," "Bud's Brother," "Capers," "We Don't," and "Kitty Malone."
_ By STEVE LOEWY (All Music Guide)
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