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Informed by fascinating visual resources, a structure that clarifies as it engrosses, and the critical acumen of the remarkably articulate subject himself, Steve Lacy's pivotal position in modern jazz history has never shone more clearly than it does in this brilliant film. He's revealed as a sort of post-modern modernist whose present music can sing while it's laughing at itself crying. In performance, Irene Aebl's vocals and Lacy's sextet vitalize the sardonic 'Gay Paree Bop' and the startling, beautiful 'Prospectus,' which sounds like Lacy's Slavic soul hung out on a wing, soaring. Lacy shows how jazz continually becomes world music.