The Gleam

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For comic strip story "The Gleam" published January 19–May 2, 1942, see Minnie Mouse.
The Gleam
The Gleam.jpg
Studio album by Steve Lacy Sextet
Released 1987
Recorded July 16–18, 1986
Studio Sound Ideas Studio, NYC
Genre Jazz
Length 58:00
Label Silkheart (SHLP 102)
Producer Steve Lacy
Steve Lacy chronology
One Fell Swoop
The Gleam

The Gleam is an album by saxophonist Steve Lacy's Sextet which was recorded in 1986 and released on the Swedish Silkheart label.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[5]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz states "it's another perfectly acceptable quartet performance for enthusiasts, and the two takes of "Napping" provide much to think about"[5] In his review on AllMusic, Scott Yanow states "This Silkheart release has one of the finest all-around recordings by Steve Lacy's Sextet ... all five compositions are Lacy originals. Overall, this set gives listeners a particularly strong example of the work of the innovative Steve Lacy Sextet.".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Steve Lacy

  1. "Gay Paree Bop" – 9:04
  2. "Napping" – 8:58
  3. "The Gleam" – 7:41
  4. "As Usual" – 12:03
  5. "Keepsake" – 10:22
  6. "Napping" [Take 2] – 10:28 Bonus track on CD



  1. ^ Silkheart Records catalog, accessed February 5, 2017
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Silkheart records discography, accessed February 5, 2017
  3. ^ Discography of Steve Lacy, accessed February 5, 2017
  4. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Steve Lacy – The Gleam: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (1996). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (3rd ed.). London: Penguin. pp. 780–781. ISBN 014051368X.