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Musique de Steve Lacy The Rent, Steve Lacy

I just thought to myself, listening to this music — this beautiful music — who is going to play these pieces, who’s going to play this incredible repertoire? So, that planted the seed. Eartrip, UK

The Rent can feel that their time and dedication to Lacy’s music have been well invested. Exclaim!, Canada

The Rent: Musique de Steve Lacy is the outcome of about two years of research and regular performance by this Toronto-based quintet. Starting in the late 1950s, Steve Lacy used his intensive research into the then-neglected compositional œuvre of Thelonious Monk as a foundation on which to base a lifetime of thoroughly original music-making. The Rent approaches Lacy’s wonderful and underappreciated compositional legacy with the same spirit. Lacy’s songs are based on texts by wonderful poets from various places and eras, and have a special place in our repertoire as sung by Susanna Hood. Legendary trombonist Roswell Rudd, an important colleague of Lacy’s for over forty years says, “The Rent has done the world a solid favor by rendering a bouquet of Steve Lacy’s compositions with precision, imagination and love. Thanks so much.”

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The Rent, Steve Lacy

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