Morning Joy

Morning Joy, subtitled Live at Sunset Paris is a live album by saxophonist Steve Lacy which was recorded in France in 1986 and first released on the hat ART label in 1989.[1][2][3] The album was reissued in 2001 as Morning Joy and 2015 as Morning Joy...Paris Live with an additional track.[4]

Morning Joy
Live album by
RecordedFebruary 19, 1986
VenueSunset Club, Paris, France
Labelhat ART
hat ART CD 6014
ProducerWerner X. Uehlinger
Steve Lacy chronology
Sempre Amore
Morning Joy
The Kiss


Professional ratings
Review scores

The Allmusic review by Steve Loewy called it a "glorious set of pieces performed live in the mid-'80s by one of Steve Lacy's sterling working groups" stating "Morning Joy may not break any new ground, but it should provide considerable listening pleasure, both for those already familiar with the miraculous world of Steve Lacy and for those who are entering it for the first time".[5]

Track listing

All compositions by Steve Lacy except where noted

  1. "Epistrophy" (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke) – 9:20
  2. "Prospectus" – 7:44
  3. "Wickets" – 16:11
  4. "Morning Joy" – 10:25
  5. "Work" (Monk) – 7:38 Additional track on CD reissue
  6. "In Walked Bud" (Monk) – 11:41
  7. "As Usual" – 13:11


  • Steve Lacy – soprano saxophone
  • Steve Potts – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Jean-Jacques Avenel – bass
  • Oliver Johnson - drums


  1. Jazzlists: Steve Lacy discography accessed July 11, 2018
  2. Steve Lacy discography accessed July 11, 2018
  3. Jazzlists: hatART discography: CDs: 6000 to 6099 accessed July 11, 2018
  4. Discogs: album entry accessed July 11, 2018
  5. Loewy, Steve. Steve Lacy: Morning Joy: Live at Sunset Paris – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
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