Album Review

Steve Lacy Quintet – “Esteem” – [Atavistic]

sailordave   9/25/2006   A Library, Jazz

The Steve Lacy Quintet Live recording is an absolute JAZZ masterpiece. There is something here for everyone. Track 1 The Crust is an almost 18 minute trek into the east side gyms of Detroit. The stacatto of the speed bag represented by the sax magic of Steve lacy and Steve Potts. The heavy beat of Kent Carter on bass; the violin and cello of Irene Aebi on display keeping beat t the footwork of the fighters. Irene Aebi was instrumental ( pun intended) in getting these pieces released/ Which means MORE to follow.
The UH UH UH a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. When genius does tributes to genius it is usually their best work. The Quintent does not fail.
The RUSH is a fast furious 4 minutes.
The title track ESTEEM is an international piece. I thnk it will fit well on Ann Arbor’s show.
All in all a materful piece of live music. All pieces have about a two to three second applause outro. Read the CD cover. It says more than I can.

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