Steve Lacy

Lift the Bandstand [VHS]

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This is one of the better jazz documentaries. The virtuosic soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy talks about his entire career, including his periods in Dixieland and his experiences with Cecil Taylor, exploring Thelonious Monk's music, and forming his longtime sextet. Lacy also performs with his group; "Gay Paree Bop" is a high point. Listeners new to Lacy's scalar music will learn a great deal about his history and his motivation by viewing this excellent video.

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