Troubles (Steve Lacy album)

Troubles is the second album by Steve Lacy to be released on the Italian Black Saint label.[1][2] It features performances of five of Lacy's compositions by Lacy, Steve Potts, Irene Aebi, Kent Carter and Oliver Johnson.

Studio album by
RecordedMay 24–25, 1979
LabelBlack Saint
ProducerGiovanni Bonandrini
Steve Lacy chronology


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "This fairly obscure effort from the Steve Lacy Quintet of 1979 features the great soprano saxophonist in typically exploratory yet thoughtful form on five originals. His interplay with the underrated altoist Steve Potts (who doubles on soprano) is the main reason to acquire the set, while violinist/vocalist Irene Aebi's contributions are typically eccentric and an acquired taste. Bassist Kent Carter and drummer Oliver Johnson are stimulating throughout, particularly in support of the vocal choir on the precious serious/hilarious title track and the more stern "No Baby" ".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[4]

Track listing

  1. "Troubles" - 6:34
  2. "Wasted" - 10:07
  3. "The Whammies!" - 2:58
  4. "Blues" - 12:52
  5. "No Baby" - 6:07
All compositions by Steve Lacy
  • Recorded at Barigozzi Studios, Milan, Italy on May 24 and 25, 1979



  1. Jazzlists: Steve Lacy discography accessed July 9, 2018
  2. Steve Lacy discography accessed July 9, 2018
  3. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 23, 2011
  4. 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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