Steve Lacy, a Saxophonist and Monk Interpreter 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)
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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

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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)