Steve Lacy – Straws


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Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 ? June 4, 2004) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer recognized as one of the important players of soprano saxophone. Lacy worked extensively in experimental jazz and to a lesser extent in free improvisation, but his 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. In 1977 he released a one-off record titled ?Straws? for the Italian Cramps Records label, as the 6th volume of the DIVerso series (which included, among others, Demetrio Stratos? solo albums) dedicated to contemporary avant-garde composers. ?Straws? is now made available again on Dialogo in a faithful reproduction of the original gatefold cover artwork and inner sleeve.