One Fell Swoop

One Fell Swoop is an album by saxophonist Steve Lacy's Quartet featuring Charles Tyler which was recorded in Paris in 1986 and released on the Swedish Silkheart label.[1][2][3]

One Fell Swoop
Studio album by
Steve Lacy Quartet featuring Charles Tyler
RecordedJune 13–15, 1986
StudioIRCAM, Paris, France
SHLP 103
ProducerSteve Lacy
Steve Lacy chronology
The Kiss
One Fell Swoop
The Gleam


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz[4]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz states "There are signs on One Fell Swoop that he is looking back and rerunning some ideas from his own bottom drawer, reviving that Dixieland counterpoint which had tended to get unravelled and spun out at unrecognisable length in more recent years. The title track (two performances) and "Ode to Lady Day" are splendid performances"[4] In his review on AllMusic, Scott Yanow states "The inside/outside music rewards repeated listenings, and the Lacy/Tyler match-up, helped by their contrasting but complementary styles, works quite well".[5]

Track listing

All compositions by Steve Lacy except where noted.

  1. "One Fell Swoop" – 7:52
  2. "Ode to Lady Day" (Charles Tyler) – 7:34
  3. "Wickets" – 9:46
  4. "Keepsake" – 8:44
  5. "The Adventures Of" (Tyler) – 7:17
  6. "Friday the 13th" (Thelonious Monk) – 4:53
  7. "One Fell Swoop" [Take 2] – 7:07 Bonus track on CD



  1. Silkheart Records catalog, accessed February 5, 2017
  2. Jazzlists: Silkheart records discography, accessed February 5, 2017
  3. Discography of Steve Lacy, accessed February 5, 2017
  4. Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (1996). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (3rd ed.). London: Penguin. pp. 780–781. ISBN 014051368X.
  5. Yanow, Scott. Steve Lacy Quartet – One Fell Swoop: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
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