Steve Lacy and the Influence of Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk

Steve Lacy was once a brilliant bebop player. Yet conventional wisdom says the opposite. Many have long argued that a key to the innovative soprano saxophonist’s stubborn originality over a 50-year career was precisely the fact that he never Played bebop, the common-practice language of jazz since about 1950. The Lacy creation myth unfolds like … Read more