NTSC/Region 0. The Star is Steve Lacy, the soprano sax innovator, talking about his musical concepts and his major influences from Sidney Bechet to John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Gil Evans, and Thelonious Monk who showed him the way to 'lift the bandstand'. The film presents clips of all these artists who delineates the human inspirations behind Lacy's processing of sly wit, precise abstraction, and mythical method. Lacy's pivotal position in modern jazz history has never shone more clearly than it does in this brilliant film. Eforfilms. 2005.