Steve Lacy

Distant Voices (ZORN 51)

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Distant Voices

Steve Lacy

Columbia

ZORN 51

LPS 157309

ZORN 51

JAZZ

1

LP 24,78 €

LIMITED EDITION CLASSIC LP

180 GRAM VIRGIN VINYL

This 1976 meeting of three avant-jazz heavyweights gets reissued by Aguirre (La Monte Young, Steve Reich, Terry Riley). Pianist Yuji Takehashi - a player so innovative that Iannis Xenakis composed especially for him - joined forces with soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy and electric violinist/Fluxus favourite Takehisa Kosugi in a 1975 recording session while Lacy was in Japan. The resulting record employs unusual techniques - at times Takahashi plays with bells attached to his hands while Lacy pressed his saxophone up to the skin of a kettle drum - to create this surreal piece. Distant Voices takes in free jazz, cosmic jazz, post-minimalist composition and serialism.

PERSONNEL:

  • Steve Lay - soprano sax, timpani
  • Yuji Takahashi - piano, celesta
  • Takehisa Kosugi - violin, vocals, percussion

Recorded in tokyo. June 24th, 197

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • 01 Distant Voices (20:39 min.)
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Flying Off (10:15 min)
  • B2. Midsummer Blues (7:18 min)