Steve Lacy in the late Seventies (see Stamps, below) brought this to mind. Quite a different sort of record to Stamps, it's a duet with Japanese percussionist Masa Kwate. A very stripped down, even 'art-naive' feel to proceedings, counterbalanced somewhat by Lacy's knotty asceticism. Irene Aebi is featured (voice & violin) on one track only - The Kiss - which bizarrely puts to music the 'brass-plaque- in- the- English- garden' homilies of early 20thC religious hymn-writer/poet Dorothy Gurney.
Roundel on the front cover shows a 1980 award from L´Académie du Jazz.
Record was released in 1979.
But *recorded* earlier still, in a Paris studio , in 1977.
Cover art is by Brion Gysin.
There are large scans of front & rear covers included.
It may have been blogged before - I don't know.
If you don't have it - here it is.
- Steve Lacy -
3. The Kiss
5. The Ladder
8. The Wire
Steve Lacy - soprano saxophone
Masa Kwate - traditional japanese percussion
Irene Aebi - violin & vocal on 3. only
Rec. October 15th, 1977