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Remembering Saxophonist Steve Lacy

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Remembering Saxophonist Steve Lacy

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Remembering Saxophonist Steve Lacy

Remembering Saxophonist Steve Lacy

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He died earlier this month. Lacy was considered "the foremost interpreter of Thelonius Monk" and in fact trained and performed with Monk when he was in his mid-20s. Lacy was also known as the "father of the modern soprano saxophone." (This interview first aired Nov. 20, 1997.)