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Jazz is people's music, a collectivity.

 
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Steve Lacy
Steve Lacy
  • Born: July 23, 1934
  • Died: June 4, 2004
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Musician

Steve Lacy, born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York City, was a jazz saxophonist and composer recognized as one of the important players of soprano saxophone. Coming to prominence in the 1950s as a progressive dixieland musician, Lacy went on to a long and prolific career. He worked extensively in experimental jazz and to a lesser extent in free improvisation, but Lacy's music was typically melodic and tightly-structured. Lacy also became a highly distinctive composer, with compositions often built out of little more than a single questioning phrase, repeated several times.

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