Soprano Sax (Steve Lacy album)

Soprano Sax (also released as Soprano Today) is the debut album by Steve Lacy which was released on the Prestige label in 1958. It features performances by Lacy, Wynton Kelly, Buell Neidlinger and Dennis Charles.

Soprano Sax
Studio album by
RecordedNovember 1, 1957
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
PRLP 7125
ProducerBob Weinstock
Steve Lacy chronology
Soprano Sax


The Allmusic review by Bob Rusch awarded the album 4.5 stars stating "This was the first of three recordings soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy made for Prestige and this 11/1/57 session was his first as a leader...There was a controlled tension to this date, like everybody's trying to play, carefully, to a common goal. It's almost as if someone were present to make sure everybody stayed within obvious perimeters.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]

Track listing

  1. "Day Dream" (Strayhorn, Ellington) - 4:23
  2. "Alone Together" (Dietz, Schwartz) - 6:35
  3. "Work" (Monk) - 5:24
  4. "Rockin' in Rhythm" (Ellington, Mills, Carney) - 4:05
  5. "Little Girl, Your Daddy Is Calling You" (Unknown) - 4:32
  6. "Easy to Love" (Porter) - 8:25
  • Recorded in Hackensack, November 1, 1957



  1. Rusch, B. Allmusic Review accessed June 22, 2011
  2. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 120. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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