released June 1, 2013
Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax, lyricon
Pandelis Karayorgis - piano
Jeb Bishop - trombone
Mary Oliver - violin, viola
Nate McBride - bass
Han Bennink - drums
All compositions by Steve Lacy, except Shuffle Boil by Thelonious Monk.
Art is based on a poem by Herman Melville
Feline is part of the suite The 6 Sides
Pregnant Virgin is based on a text by St. John of the Cross (1542-91)
Saxovision is based on a poem by Steve Lacy
Somebody Special is based on a poem by Brion Gysin
Recorded at Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT by Nick Lloyd on January 21st and Eric Dawson Tate on March 19th, 2013. Mixed and Mastered by Antonio Oliart.
Photography by Peter Gannushkin, cover art by Han Bennink, design by Hidde Dijkstra
Produced by Pandelis Karayorgis and Jorrit Dijkstra 2013.
Thanks to the Consulate General of the Netherlands New York, the Netherland-America Foundation, Gabri Reid, Mark Christman, Irene Aebi-Lacy, Jeff Charland.
We don’t determine music,
the music determines us;
we only follow it
to the end of our life:
then it goes on without us.
It begs to be born and,
wants to go it’s own way,
we just make it up and:
then we let it out.
Music speaks for itself,
and needs no explanation
Either it is alive,
or it is not.
Steve Lacy ‘90
(Words to Saxovision)