The Rent is a Toronto-based quintet of Kyle Brenders (soprano sax), Nich Fraser (drums), Susanna Hood (voice), Wes Neal (bass) and Scott Thomson (trombone). They pay a tribute to Steve Lacy, by playing several of his compositions. I’m not very familiar with the work by Lacy, who left a gigantic œuvre and was inspired on his turn by Thelonious Monk. If this is the same for you, I guess The Rent offers you a good opportunity to change this. It swings but is a bit cerebral too at the same time. The Rent give a very inspired interpretation of Lacy’s compositions that never sound outdated. With Musique de Steve Lacy, The Rent offers a fine tribute to Lacy and his compositional talent, and they bring a convincing first record to your attention.