|Recorded in 1973|
|1/||The Crust||Steve Lacy||10:00|
|4/||A Bit Of The Dumps||3:30|
|6/||Revolutionary Suicide *||3:45|
*Unfortunately, a well known stomach collided with the well known tape recorder during Revolutionary Suicide with a somewhat disasterous result. It is hoped that this will not detract too much from the music. [From original cover]
Recorded live on July 30, 1973 at the 100 Club, London (U.K.) by Martin Davidson.
Producers: Mandy & Martin Davidson.
Cover art: René Guiffrey.
The Crust has many meanings, e.g., the cornet playing and personality of Rex Stewart (who gave me my name when I played with him in '53: Lackritz = Lacy).
38 is a self-portrait dedicated to, and in the manner of, Coleman Hawkins, who taught me something about aging.
The Owl is a song from "Le Bestiaire" of G. Appollinaire (and also has to do with Anton Webern).
A Bit Of The Dumps is a fragment featuring Derek and John.
Flakes features Derek and is an ice-skating piece written for Mark Rothko.
Revolutionary Suicide is to and from Huey Newton (see his book).
Steve Lacy (cover notes)