The Forest and the Zoo: A Tribute to Steve Lacy, feat. poet Clark Coolidge

The Forest and the Zoo A Tribute to Steve Lacy

As part of a series of Bay Area tributes to the late soprano sax specialist and innovator, Steve Lacy, we will present an exciting two set concert offering aspects of Lacy’s work from widely-separated periods of his career: Tips, a cycle of songs he wrote based on Georges Braque aphorisms; and a quartet set inspired by his 1966 ESP-Disk free jazz outing, The Forest and the Zoo.

Bruce Ackley (soprano sax), along with Phillip Greenlief (alto sax) and Aurora Josephson (soprano voice) performed Tips several times around 2007, and felt compelled to redo it. For The Forest and the Zoo set Ackley will premiere a new quartet, featuring Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Darren Johnston (trumpet), and the remarkable poet, Clark Coolidge (drums). In between sets, Clark will read from recent work.

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