Oliver Lake

Oliver Lake
Lake performing in 2007
Lake performing in 2007
Background information
Born (1942-09-14) September 14, 1942 (age 79)
Marianna, Arkansas, U.S.[1]
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Saxophone
Years active 1971–present
Labels Freedom, Black Saint, Arista Novus, Gramavision, Intakt, Justin Time
Associated acts World Saxophone Quartet
Website www.oliverlake.net

Oliver Lake (born September 14, 1942)[1] is an American jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer, poet, and visual artist. He is known mainly for alto saxophone, but he also performs on soprano and flute.[2] During the 1960s, Lake worked with the Black Artists Group in St. Louis.[1] In 1977, he founded the World Saxophone Quartet with David Murray, Julius Hemphill, and Hamiet Bluiett.[2] He has worked in the group Trio 3 with Reggie Workman and Andrew Cyrille.[2] He has appeared on more than 80 albums as a bandleader, co-leader, and side musician. He is the father of drummer Gene Lake. Lake has been a resident of Montclair, New Jersey.[3]

Awards and honors

Discography

As leader

  • Heavy Spirits (Arista/Freedom, 1975)
  • Passing Thru (Passin' Thru, 1974)
  • Holding Together (Black Saint, 1976)
  • NTU: Point from Which Creation Begins (Arista/Freedom, 1976)
  • Buster Bee (Sackville, 1978)
  • Life Dance of Is (Arista Novus, 1978)
  • Shine! (Arista Novus, 1979)
  • Clevont Fitzhubert (Black Saint, 1981)
  • Prophet (Black Saint, 1981)
  • Jump Up (Gramavision, 1982)
  • Plug It (Gramavision, 1983)
  • Expandable Language (Black Saint, 1985)
  • Gallery (Gramavision, 1986)
  • Dancevision (Blue Heron, 1986)
  • Impala (Gramavision, 1987)
  • Otherside (Gramavision, 1988)
  • Again and Again (Gramavision, 1991)
  • Boston Duets (Music & Arts, 1992)
  • Virtual Reality (Total Escapism) (Gazell, 1992)
  • Zaki (hat ART, 1992)
  • Edge-ing (Black Saint, 1994)
  • Dedicated to Dolphy (Black Saint, 1996)
  • Matador of 1st & 1st (Passin' Thru, 1996)
  • Movement, Turns & Switches (Passin' Thru, 1997)
  • Kinda' Up (Justin Time, 2000)
  • Talkin' Stick (Passin' Thru, 2000)
  • Have Yourself a Merry... (Passin' Thru, 2001)
  • Cloth (Passin' Thru, 2003)
  • Dat Love (Passin' Thru, 2004)
  • Live (Passin' Thru, 2005)
  • Urban Rumination (Metaphysical, 2005)
  • Lake/Tchicai/Osgood/Westergaard (Passin' Thru, 2006)
  • Makin' It (Passin' Thru, 2008)
  • For a Little Dancin (Intakt, 2010)
  • Plan (Passin' Thru, 2010)
  • Lakes at the Stone (Passin' Thru, 2011)
  • Wheels (Passin' Thru, 2013)
  • All Decks (Intakt, 2013)
  • What I Heard (Passin' Thru, 2014)
  • To Roy (Intakt, 2015)
  • Live at the Downtown Music Gallery NYC (2016)
  • Right Up On (Passin' Thru, 2017)

With Trio 3

As sideman

With Bjork

  • Debut (One Little Indian, 1993)
  • Celebrating Wood and Metal (MTV, 1997)
  • Surrounded (One Little Indian, 2006)

With World Saxophone Quartet

With others

References

  1. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Who's Who of Jazz (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 251. ISBN 0-85112-580-8.
  2. ^ a b c "Oliver Lake | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  3. ^ "The State of Jazz: Meet 40 More Jersey Greats", The Star-Ledger, September 28, 2003, backed up by the Internet Archive as of September 27, 2008. Accessed September 15, 2017. "Oliver Lake -- Lake, a longtime resident of Montclair, is a formidable alto saxophonist and composer of the jazz avant-garde."

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