continuing on with the series of out of print
steve lacy recordings, here's one that has not been reissued in the hatology series.
this is a set of scrabbly free improvs, by 2 master composers.
its stark even by lacys standard from this vintage (1978)
lacy here deploys his full range of extensions of the soprano's register.
some of the upper partials are dog whistle pitched, that combined with altena's frantic bowing may make for quite uncomfortable listening.
that said there are extraordinarily lyrical passages, and there's plenty of dry humour too.
HIGH, LOW AND ORDER: Maarten Altena, Steve Lacy 1/ High (Lacy, Altena) 2:34 2/ Off-Hand (Lacy, Altena) 4:29 3/ Post (Lacy, Altena) 5:44 4/ Low (Lacy, Altena) 4:08 5/ Blush (Lacy, Altena) 2:24 6/ Inconsistent-Shuffle (Lacy, Altena) 6:57 7/ Notice (Lacy, Altena) 3:33 8/ Order (Lacy, Altena) 2:02 9/ Hop (Lacy, Altena) 3:13 10/ Breeze (Lacy, Altena) 3:50 11/ Kiss (Lacy, Altena) 2:19 Recorded at the Shaffy Theater, Amsterdam, December 9 and 10, 1978 Maarten Altena: bass; Steve Lacy: soprano. 1979 - Claxon (Holland), 79.3 (LP) 1990 - Hat Hut Records (Switzerland), hat ART CD 6069 (CD)