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Steve Lacy, a Saxophonist and Monk Interpreter

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Steve Lacy, a Saxophonist and Monk Interpreter

Steve Lacy, a Saxophonist and Monk Interpreter

Steve Lacy, a Saxophonist and Monk Interpreter

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The late soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, who died in 2004 at the age of 69, trained and performed with Thelonious Monk when he was in his mid-20s. He was also known as the "father of the modern soprano saxophone." (Originally aired Aug. 28, 1997)