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Octet Vespers

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Octet Vespers

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Steve Lacy
Producers:
Soul Note
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A

Lacy’s flawless, subtly colored, extended soprano-sax cadenza — as intriguing an opening as any recorded in years — draws us into Octet Vespers (Soul Note), a dark, densely packed work. As a player, Lacy is heard less than one might wish (and vocalist Irene Aebi perhaps more), but as a composer he speaks through all of his bandmates. And his is one of the most original voices in jazz. A

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