Sunday, November 8, 2009

unknown before he plays it

steve lacy - two, five & six. blinks - hat art - 1997
(recorded live in zürich 1983)

steve lacy - sopranosaxophone
steve potts - alto- & sopranosaxophone
bobby few - piano (on the whammies only)
irène aebi - cello, violin & voice
jean-jaques avenel - bass
oliver johnson - percussion

"ornette coleman told me one day: 'lacy, seems like you don't know what you're going to play before you play it.' i said: 'yeah, that's right.' and he was shocked by that because he has a clear conception of a phrase before he plays it, but at the time i was deeply into the unknown, i didn't know what is was going to find. two different manners of working, both valid; tow different premises."
from notes for release

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