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The Rest
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LP

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ROAR 028LP ROAR 028LP
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RELEASE DATE
4/30/2013

2013 release. In June of 1977, Steve Lacy and Joe McPhee shared a double bill in Basel, Switzerland. Lacy invited McPhee to join him for a duet to close his set, for which McPhee elected to bring out his own soprano saxophone. The main part of Lacy's performance was issued on the classic Clinkers LP (1978); after 36 years, here is The Rest. This one-sided, limited LP marks the first and only time that these two master musicians played together, but the simpatico meshing of their distinctly individual voices points towards a shared history on a different plane. Previously unreleased material licensed from Hat Hut Records. Cover artwork by Judith Lindbloom. Download coupon included. "This 20-minute improvisation shows two stylists of the soprano sax jousting, jabbing, dovetailing and slithering around each other. At times, it sounds as if Lacy is going to go into one of his compositions and McPhee, for his part, holds his own against the master, his more visceral soprano sound contrasting nicely with Lacy's elegance. This limited-edition, one-sided vinyl is truly an unearthed gem." ?Robert Iannapollo, New York City Jazz Record