Irene Aebi

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Irene Aebi (born July 27, 1939 in Zurich, Switzerland) is a Swiss[1] singer, violinist and cellist. She is noted for her work with jazz saxophonist Steve Lacy, her husband, from the 1960s to his death in 2004.

Initially a classically trained instrumentalist,[2] she only began to sing at Lacy's request.[3] In a review of a 1999 concert, critic Frank Rubolino describes Aebi as possessing a "brusque, forceful style of singing".[4]

Discography[edit]

With Steve Lacy

  • Moon (BYG, 1971)
  • Wordless (Futura, 1971)
  • The Gap (America, 1972)
  • Estilhacos (Guilda Da Musica, 1972)
  • Roba (Saravah, 1972)
  • Scraps (Saravah, 1974)
  • Dreams (Saravah, 1975)
  • Flakes (RCA, 1975)
  • Songs (Musica, 1977)
  • Follies (FMP, 1978)
  • Troubles (Black Saint, 1979)
  • Stamps (Hat Hut, 1979)
  • Crops & the Woe (Quark & Books, 1979)
  • The Owl (Saravah, 1979)
  • The Way (Hat Hut, 1980)
  • Songs with Brion Gysin (Hat ART, 1981)
  • Ballets (Hat ART, 1982)
  • Prospectus (Hat ART, 1983)
  • Blinks (Hat Hut, 1984)
  • The Condor (Soul Note, 1986)
  • The Gleam (Silkheart, 1987)
  • Momentum (Novus, 1987)
  • The Door (Novus, 1989)
  • Itinerary (Hat ART, 1991)
  • Live at Sweet Basil (Novus/RCA, 1992)
  • Clangs (Hat ART, 1993)
  • Vespers (Soul Note, 1993)
  • Weal & Woe (Emanem, 1995)
  • The Cry (Soul Note, 1999)
  • Gravensteen Ghent 1971 (Naked Music, 2004)
  • Esteem: Live in Paris 1975 (Atavistic, 2006)

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ratliff, Ben (2004). Steve Lacy, 69, Who Popularized the Soprano Saxophone, Dies, The New York Times June 5, 2004; URL accessed 23 July 2015
  2. ^ Weiss, Jason. "Regarding the Voice: Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi", pp. 146-155 in Jason Weiss (editor)Steve Lacy: Conversations, Duke University Press, 2006
  3. ^ Hazell, Ed (2010). Tips: Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi, URL accessed 23 July 2015
  4. ^ Rubolino, Frank (1995). Steve Lacy with Irene Aebi at Diverse Works in Houston, All About Jazz.com, October 20, 1999; URL accessed 23 July 2015