"Blinks, written late 70's, is based on a "lick" by Edward "Kid" Ory, the New Orleans trombonist with the original Louis Armstrong Hot Five, and a famous soloist and bandleader in his own right.
The piece has been played thousands of times, with the sextet, quartet, duo, solo, etc., in many different ways."

Steve Lacy


Written: 1976, rewritten 1987
First published: Le Livre du Jazz en France (1997)
Instrumentation: saxophone, piano, bass

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