Get SF Weekly Newsletters

You searched for:

  • [X]Steve Lacy
Start over

Search for…

Narrow Search

Music, Reinventing Bent-Bop

Reinventing Bent-Bop

Everyone knows Monk. The bent-bop pianist who came up in the postwar '40s has long been an establishment darling. There's even a school named in his honor (the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz) that sponsors an annual high-stakes competition, crowning…
Tags: , , , , ,
Calendar, Performance Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

THURS-SUN 6/5-8 Billing itself as "a festival of contemporary performance," the Berkeley Edge Fest embraces the true colors of West Coast creative music in all its motley iconoclasm. From classical orchestrations to gamelan works to electro-acoustic improvisations, this year's four-day…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, Record

Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd

Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd Monk's Dream (Verve) Forty years ago, Thelonious Monk went to New York's 5 Spot club to hear a young soprano saxophone player named Steve Lacy; a few months later, he added Lacy to his…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

For many fans, jazz really is a church, a place in which to explore the deeper principles and remember the elders. So concerts at Grace Cathedral, which have become an annual feature of the San Francisco Jazz Festival, have a…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music,

Hear This

Steve Lacy The clarity and integrity of saxophonist Steve Lacy's vision as a jazz composer/improviser have inspired fans and musicians alike for more than four decades. Eminent Bay Area reedmen Larry Ochs, Dan Plonsey, and Ben Goldberg explain why: "What…
Tags: , , , ,
Music,

Hear This

Steve Lacy With an Apollonian ear for melody and almost superhuman technique, soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy is god to two kinds of jazzheads -- post-boppers and outcats. More than 40 years ago, Lacy heard the genius of Thelonious Monk and…
Tags: , , , ,
Music,

Hear This

"Improvise a Picnic" with Rova Saxophone Quartet Explorative jazz improvisers (and their fans) seem like nonparticipants in the greater cultural community. They don't pretend to be hip by catering to the mass-marketed tastes du jour, and they don't sport the…
Tags: , , , ,