"When I first saw the paintings of Mark Rothko, back in the 50's, they seemed to me like giant, spiritual, colored "flakes". Later, in 1970, I wrote this piece which is about another kind of flakes, the little ones that form on the blades of ice skaters (a flake is a flake)."

Steve Lacy


Written: 1972
First published: unissued
Availability: not available anymore - previously distributed by Steve Lacy on behalf of Senators
Instrumentation: saxophone, bass
NB: Tiziana Simona has written lyrics for this theme (cf. her interpretation with Lacy & Waldron).

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