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Phillip Johnston Plays Steve Lacy’s Saxophone Special
August 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Phillip Johnston presents a program of saxophone quartet arrangements of music by Steve Lacy, including his 1975 LP of saxophone quartet music, Saxophone Special.
Steve Lacy was one of the first to devote himself solely to playing soprano saxophone. Through its flexibility, richness of tone and swing, he gave the instrument a new lease of life and inspired John Coltrane to start playing it.
The concert will also include new arrangements of Lacy music, and some of Johnston’s own new music for saxophone.
“Johnston is a composer of considerable wit and seemingly boundless imagination.” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald