Radio interview with Phillip Johnston plus a book launch concert in Katoomba celebrating Steve Lacy.
Updated: Nov 6
We're excited to be reaching out once again after our long pause. Hoping you are all in good health... and spirits!
Here's last Monday's radio interview with Phillip Johnston and hosted by me, Meg Benson on my weekly Earthly Delights show on Radio Blue Mountains discussing Steve Lacy's music, plus the recent publication of a new book about Lacy with 42 contributors of which Phillip Johnston is one, plus here's news of an upcoming rare and one-off special celebratory gig in Katoomba for the intimate Afternoon Delights Series. It's DOWNSTAIRS at the Avalon Restaurant with Saxophone Special, a quartet performing on Sat 4th December to celebrate the launch of the new book.
TICKETS HERE $38 and Dine and Discover vouchers accepted. ONLY 35 SEATS
Doors open 2pm for 2.30pm start with 2 sets until 4.30pm
Phillip's contribution to the book is called, The Revolutionary Conservatism of Steve Lacy’s ‘Prospectus’. It is a musical analysis of the one of Lacy’s most unusual, and oft performed by him, tunes. It has been selected by the highly regarded US jazz journal Point of Departure for
excerpting, and can be read online here:
If it's your thing, then head to the publishers site and order a copy of "Lacy Unfinished".
The 80 min audio file includes music by Gai Bryants Spare Parts Productions, Caribé, Phillip Johnston's The Coolerators, Ephemera, Jo Jo Smith, Steve Lacy, Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble and AIM sax quartet.
I'll be in touch shortly with more great news, plus, you can head to the gigs and tickets section now to see some of what's coming up in 2022 and nab tickets while you still can.