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“Who would have thought a series of soprano saxophone duets would be so compelling?” So begins one rave review of this classic summit meeting between three of jazz’s finest improvisers. The performances on Three Blokes find Lol Coxhill, Evan Parker, and Steve Lacy creating beautiful friction and complementing each other in unexpected ways. With its unusual textures and dizzying melodies, the album showcases each musician in a fresh light. For Lacy fans in particular, this one is a must.

Brass Fantasy

LA LEGGE E’UGUALE PER TUTTI VORTEX WALTZ Laboratorio della Quercia Laboratorio della Quercia Horo : 1978 Alberto Corvini, Enrico Rava, Kenny Wheeler, trumpet; Danilo Terenzi, Roswell Rudd, trombone; Massimo Urbani, Steve Potts, alto sax; Steve Lacy, soprano sax; Tommaso Vittorini,… Continue reading

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FMP #26: The People’s Choice (aka “Follies”)

Follies by STEVE LACY QUINTET The results of our recent poll to determine the most sought after FMP release (of those that we’d already received from the label) are in, and the outcome is quite clear: the Steve Lacy Quintet… Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Matana Roberts on The Alone Saxophone

It’s been a little while since our last guest post here, and we feel incredibly fortunate to be able to bring you another one. This time, the words, thoughts, and music are courtesy of altoist and composer Matana Roberts. As… Continue reading

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And the Winners Are…

IN TOUCH Henry Threadgill Too Much Sugar For A Dime Axiom : 1993 HT, alto sax; Leroy Jenkins, violin; Jason Hwang, violin; Dorian L. Peterson, tuba; Simon Shaheen, violin and oud; Johnny Rudas, culo e puya and fulia; Miguel Urvina,… Continue reading

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Destination: OUT presents
Joe Giardullo at SALT Space,
Sept 10th

RIVERS Joe Giardullo Trio Language of Swans Drimala : 2002 JG, soprano sax; Michael Thompson, bass; Chris Sullivan, percussion. NOT GOOD Joe Giardullo No Work Today: Nine for Steve Lacy Drimala :  2006 JG, soprano sax. TWILIGHT AT NOON Joe… Continue reading

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Destination: THEN! + Destination: NOW!

DUNIA BARAKA Kawaida Kawaida O’Be Records : 1969 Albert “Tootie” Heath, drums; Don Cherry, trumpet; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Ed Blackwell, percussion; Mtume, congas. A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING GOOD BAIT Ethan Iverson… Continue reading

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