Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron on fine form in Paris, 1990.,
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This review is from: Hot House (Audio CD)
Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy(1934-2004) & pianist Mal Waldron(1926-2003) formed a long-time musical partnership and this duo album recorded in Paris on July 12/13, 1990 is one of their finest collaborations.
The nine memorable tracks include 2 Lacy originals, one from Waldron and 6 jazz standards by Herbie Nichols, Tadd Dameron, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington & Sidney Bechet.
Lacy & Waldron display an astonishing level of empathy and highlights are Dameron's 'Hot House', Monk's 'Friday The 13th'(recorded on that day!), Bechet's 'Petite Fleur' & Waldron's 'Snake Out'. Lacy & Waldron perform solo on 'Retreat' & 'Mistral Breeze' respectively.
Quite rightly listed in Tom Moon's '1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die', this marvellous but little-known album is well worth searching for.