Late Dixieland jazz artist who was one of the most influential saxophonists throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
He began his music career at age sixteen as a backing saxophonist. He went on to work with Cecil Taylor.
He released over 100 albums as a band leader from 1957 to 2004.
He was married to singer and violinist Irene Aebi.
Duke Ellington wrote two songs for Lacy's 1962 album, Evidence.