25 December 2015

STEVE LACY ‎– TORMENTS (MORGUE, 1979)





A1. Staples
A2. Zeal
A3. The Oil

B1. The Owl
B2. Torments


Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone


Recorded on 16 June 1975 (not 6 July 1975, as given on the cover) at Silk Hall, Kyoto.

Morgue - 01

LP Rip





28 comments:

Nick said...

All the best to everyone for the holidays

GF

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Ананасий Непитин said...

how-how-how!

thanks a lot for the incredible rarity!

Andy said...

And to you Nick. Thanks for all your offerings and making this site so interesting.

Colin Green said...

Likewise. Thanks very much for this.

wightdj said...

Wonderful, thanks much.

JakyChan said...

Splendid !!
Never see this one !
I'm going to think that Christmas really exists...
Thanks a lot !

toci said...

Thank you.All the best for you.

armando said...

Great Christmas presen, Nick!! Thanks a lot!

martin said...

St Nick indeed. Yo ho ho and many thanks (I have never even heard of this one).

martin said...

Sorry (I'm full of Christmas spirit), 'Yo ho ho' is Long John Silver. I meant 'Ho ho ho' (and thanks again).

john said...

Thanks very much for this and all your previous sharing of Lacy's Japanese output

Vitko said...

Nick, a good time for the holidays, and thank you very much for this wonderful LP.

Doug S. said...

Nice one! Many thanks.

D said...

Again and Again: Thank you for the Education. Happy Holidays, and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year to you!

Solomon said...

Thank you!

arnios said...

Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

OMFG
Thanks for the "present" :)
always#1 blog

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Bill said...

Thanks Nick.

Javier Roz said...

Thanks for this one and best wishes for all!

bventure said...

Thanks Nick for yet another unkinown album, and season's greetings to evryone that makes this site simply the best!

JSinton said...

A quick correction:
Track 4 (notated as "B1. The Owl") is actually a medley. At the 5:54 mark he begins the song "Torments" (after having already recapped "The Owl"). So the track should be called "B1. The Owl - Torments" (or something like that).
Track 5 (notated as "B2. Torments") is actually the song "Scraps."
For confirmation just check the albums "Scraps - The Steve Lacy Sextet" released on Saravah in 1974. This was rereleased on the box set "Scratching the Seventies/Dreams."
Thanks so much for making this available! It's truly extraordinary playing!

megapouetman said...

Wahow !!
Nice present for Christmas.
Thanks'

stewart said...

thanks! just starting to explore Lacy.

Lazo said...

Happy and Healthy and Safe New Year to all! Stewart- you will have a great time adding Steve Lacy to your musical life- have fun!

serviceton said...

Nick - many thanks. Only once did I see Lacy perform solo, it was spellbinding. Echoes I can hear in this recording :-) How many copies pressed of this one? ...

Thanks also JSinton for the tune titles iron-out. I know some don't give a toss for this kind of detail but I think it matters (and probably to Lacy too I think.) - so thanks.

Bonne année à tous

Nick said...

I think it was a few hundred copies, but there was a batch of them that were badly stored and got warped along one edge, so fewer in circulation. The second part of the concert was a duo with Masahiko Togashi and the third a trio with Motoharu Yoshizawa - it would be great to hear those. The other error on the sleeve was that the recording date was actually on 16 June 1975 and I have changed the posting to reflect this.

serviceton said...

Interesting.
Agreed it would be great to hear the duo and trio settings as well. You'd imagine they must have been recorded..

Steffen said...

Thank you.