Stabs

by STEVE LACY

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    A lovely solo record from Lacy, taken from two different live performances in 1975. Previously only available on LP, or on CD solely via the massive FMP in Retrospect/im Rückblick box set, Stabs presents seven originals, including such Lacy classics as "The Duck" and "Moon."
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1.
08:02
2.
07:20
3.
08:24
4.
05:37
5.
06:02
6.
07:35
7.
04:22

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All compositions by Steve Lacy.

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released March 24, 1976

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"...captures the sound/music/occasion perfectly. A tone so pure in sound, a breath so even, a pitch that arrives at its point of note, very right, sounding on.... If you have not listened to Steve Lacy in some considerable time, now would be a good time to return to his music." -- CODA

"Like Monk’s, [Lacy's] pieces are very much compositions and seem meant to set up in advance the area or areas for exploration by the improviser. The new solo album illustrates this beautifully. Themes and improvisations flow into and out of each other so naturally that it takes some very close listening indeed to tell the two apart." -- Henry Kuntz, BELLS

"Lacy was an astounding soloist who put a lot of thought into his set lists, organizing his material to help it speak volumes. And he rarely succeeded better than here." -- François Couture

Steve Lacy: soprano saxophone

Tracks 1-3 recorded live by Franz de Byl on November 5th, 1975, during the Total Music Meeting at the Quartier Latin in Berlin.

Tracks 4-7 recorded by Jost Gebers on April 1st, 1975, in Berlin.

CD mastering by Jonas Bergler & Olaf Rupp.
Produced by Steve Lacy and Jost Gebers.

Cover artwork by Nino Malfatti.
Layout by Jost Gebers.
Photographs by Dagmar Gebers.

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