Wednesday, 14 May, 2008

Steve Lacy - Clinkers (1977)

"If anyone ever wonders what the hoopla was in the 1970s about Steve Lacy's solo performances, he or she needs look no further than this album. While it encompasses less than 45 minutes of recording time, and constitutes just half of a live concert (where is the other half?), Lacy is perfectly splendorous, with solos that rival his best on disc. The saxophonist is alone and his playing is terrific, with each piece a mini-masterpiece. "Trickles" opens the set, contrasting Lacy's excellent version of the same tune elsewhere with trombonist Roswell Rudd. "Duck" is an apt title, with the quacks and squawks reminiscent of the animal. "Micro Worlds" focuses on laser-like streams of sound distorted here, twisted there. The perfect intonation, symmetrical melodies, and warped interpretations lead to altered expectations, as Lacy winds his way across terrain uniquely his own. One of the few instrumentalists who can sustain a solo performance for seemingly indefinite periods, the saxophonist's cool and restrained yet radical style is fully displayed without a moment's lapse." ~ Steven Loewy, All Music Guide

Steve Lacy - Clinkers (1977) released in 2000 © Hat Hut Records
Edition of 3000 CD's

1. Trickles 10'05''
2. Duck 7'02''
3. Coastline 7'49''
4. Micro Worlds 7'15''
5. Clinkers 11'59''

total time: 44'10''

Recorded live June 9, 1977 by Hanspeter Ehrsam at Restaurant "Zer alte Schmitti", Basel/ Switzerland.



Anonymous said...

Dear Bravo

thank you very much for sharing this on Lacy.
There is no doubt that is a little masterpiece of free improvised music.
If you can, could oyu please upload more recordings on Hat Hut?

Thanks a lot,
best regard, Enrique.

bravo juju said...


Yes, this is a remarkable record from Steve Lacy, we're happy you enjoyed it!!

ABOUT THE HAT HUT recordings, we can assure you that whenever is pertinent we'll post them.

Best Regards

bravo juju said...

+(meaning: soon; stay tuned)+

Anonymous said...

Started downloading this before i left for work this morning. listened to Derek Bailey and Lacy's Output recording on my lunch break in anticipation and now it is finally gracing my ears. Thanks alot for this, and I second the Enriques encouragement for more Hat Hut!! look forward to your posts either way thanks again!

bravo juju said...

Thanks for your feedback, we're happy that you appreciated this Lacy's album!

We'll post more Hat Hut records, stay tunned!!

Best Regards

Anonymous said...

Top of the Pops!
Very good work from Lacy and from Bravo also!


GBML said...

No ideas why i was not before on your blog JuJu. Your Hat smokes you smile is seductive (like the petro-dollars)and the Music smokes!

bravo juju said...

That's a lot of smoke!
Thanks for your enthusiasm and do come again.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

this is a brilliant performance!
wonderful share!

Anonymous said...

Coxhill, Lacy, Parker - Three Blokes

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for this album, it'll be my first experience of Lacy's music :)

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Thanks for this lovely album.

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