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Steve Lacy Conversations

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ISBN-10: 0822338157

ISBN-13: 9780822338154

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jason Weiss

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"Steve Lacy: Conversations" is a collection of thirty-four interviews with the innovative saxophonist and jazz composer. Lacy (1934-2004), a pioneer in making the soprano saxophone a contemporary jazz instrument, was a prolific performer and composer, with hundreds of recordings to his name. This volume brings together interviews that appeared in a variety of magazines between 1959 and 2004. Conducted by writers, critics, musicians, visual artists, a philosopher, and an architect, the interviews indicate the evolution of Lacy's extraordinary career and thought. Lacy began playing the soprano saxophone at sixteen, and was soon performing with Dixieland musicians much older than he. By…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 8/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Interviews with Steve Lacy
Introducing Steve Lacy (1959)
My Favorite Thing (1961)
The Land of Monk (1963)
Goodbye, New York (Garth W. Caylor, Jr., 1965)
Faithful Lacy (Philippe Carles, 1965)
Twenty-six New Jazzmen Put to the Question (1965)
Steve Lacy Speaks (Paul Gros-Claude, 1971)
Improvisation (Derek Bailey, 1974)
Evidence and Reflections (Alain-Rene Hardy and Philippe Quinsac, 1976)
On Play and Process, and Musical Instincts (Raymond Gervais and Yves Bouliane, 1976)
In the Spirit (Roberto Terlizzi, 1976)
The Spark, the Gap, the Leap (Brian Case, 1979)
In Search of the Way (Jason Weiss, 1980)
Songs: Steve Lacy and Brion Gysin (Jason Weiss, 1981)
Unrecognized Giant? (Xavier Prevost, 1982)
Futurities (Isabelle Galloni d'Istria, 1984)
The Solitude of the Long-Distance Player (Gerard Rouy, 1987)
On Practicing, and Exploring the Instrument (Kirk Silsbee, 1988)
Art is Made to Trouble (Christian Gauffre, 1990)
Shop Talk (Mel Martin, 1990)
It's Got to Be Alive (Ben Ratliff, 1991)
Regarding the Voice: Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi (Jason Weiss, 1993)
A Petite Fleur for S. B. (Philippe Carles, 1994)
Sculpture and Jazz (Alain Kirili, 1994)
One Shouldn't Make Too Much Noise, There's Enough Already (Franck Medioni, 1995)
Living Lacy (Gerard Rouy, 1995)
Scratching the Seventies (Etienne Brunet, 1996)
Forget Paris (John Corbett, 1996)
In the Old Days (Lee Friedlander and Maria Friedlander, 1997)
The Glorious Thirty (Franck Bergerot and Alex Dutilh, 2000)
Farewell Paris (Gerard Rouy, 2002)
Invisible Jukebox (Christoph Cox, 2002)
Big Kisses from Boston (Franck Medioni, 2003)
The Art of the Song: Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi (Ed Hazell, 2004)
Writings by Steve Lacy
MEV Notes (ca. 1968)
Roba (early 1970s)
Garden Variety (ca. 1974)
FMP: 10 Years Jubilee (ca. 1979)
What about Monk? (1980)
He Flew (1980)
In the Upper Air: Albert Ayler (1996)
Shiro and I (1997)
Short Takes (1998)
Yoshizawa (1998)
Made in France (2000)
Song Sources (undated)
Residency Statement (2004)
Song Scores
Dreams (1975)
Mind's Heart (1982)
3 Haiku (1998)
Selected Discography