Spirit of Mingus

Spirit of Mingusis a live album by soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy and pianist Eric Watson, which was recorded in Paris in 1991 and first released on the Free Lance label in 1992.[1][2]

Spirit of Mingus
Live album by
RecordedDecember 5-7, 1991
VenuePassage du Nord-Ouest, Paris, France
LabelFree Lance
FRL-CD 016
ProducerJean-Paul Rodrigue
Steve Lacy chronology
Live at Sweet Basil
Spirit of Mingus


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The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden stated "pianist Eric Watson is a more-than-capable foil for Lacy's adventurous excursions into the works of Charles Mingus ... fans of Steve Lacy are advised to pick up this outstanding release quickly".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Charles Mingus

  1. "Peggy's Blue Skylight" – 6:47
  2. "Self Portrait in Three Colors" – 8:48
  3. "Nostalgia in Times Square" – 5:25
  4. "I X Love" – 7:53
  5. "Reincarnation of a Lovebird" – 9:12
  6. "Pithycanthropus Erectus" – 6:41
  7. "Free Cell, Block F..." – 7:03
  8. "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" – 5:23
  9. "Remember Rockefeller at Attica" – 6:18



  1. Jazzlists: Steve Lacy discography accessed July 13, 2018
  2. Steve Lacy discography accessed July 13, 2018
  3. Dryden, Ken. Steve Lacy: Spirit of Mingus – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
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