Wikipedia : This day (June 4, 2004), in , died Steven Norman Lackritz a.k.a Steve Lacy, a jazz soprano saxophonist.
Steve Lacy : During the latter part of his career, Lacy made his home in Paris for 33 years, but returned to the United States in 2002 to begin his first teaching job at NEC. He was prominently featured in the concerts celebrating the centennial of NEC’s Jordan Hall in October 2003,…
@ allmusic : One of the great soprano saxophonists of all time (ranking up there with Sidney Bechet and John Coltrane), Steve Lacy‘s career was fascinating to watch develop.
@ last.fm : Lacy was interested in all the arts: the visual arts and poetry in particular became important sources for him (he frequently made musical settings of his favourite writers: Robert Creeley, Tom Raworth, Brion Gysin and other Beat writers, haiku, Herman Melville…).