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Fred Lacey

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Does anyone have any information about Fred Lacey, the composer of "Theme for Ernie"? - Recorded most famously by Trane, and also by Archie Shepp and others. Thanks in advance for any info that anyone can provide.

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Ira Gitler in his liner notes to Coltrane's 'Soultrane' album - where 'Theme for Ernie' was introduced - says Freddie Lacey was a Philadelphian. Maybe some Philadelphian on this board know something about him.

Was he the same Fred Lacey who played guitar with Lester Young in the forties?

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Fred Lacey was indeed a Philadelphian. Bootsie Barnes knew him well - he was his teacher. Apparently, McCoy Tyner did an entire record of Lacey tunes that has yet to be released. Lacey also spent some time in the slammer - Jimmy Heath knew him there.

Lacey was a guitarist, so it is possible he is the one with Lester.

A mystery figure, for sure.

Bertrand.

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His muslim name was Nasir Barakaat.

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His muslim name was Nasir Barakaat.

So he IS the one who played with Prez - I think on some Aladdin sides, for instance.

Interesting! I never thought about this guy being the same who wrote "Theme for Ernie" (which is a marvel)!

ubu

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