April 15, 2012

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - No words to describe. No way to duplicate. No chance it will ever happen again.

One of the truly unique voices in Jazz belonged to Rahsaan Roland Kirk. His mastery at playing multiple horns at once and his breath control were legendary, almost bordering on the mythic.

But he was the real deal and no one has come along, before or since, to take his place.

Here is a concert, recorded by Polish Radio on October 14, 1967, featuring Rahsaan Roland Kirk playing at Sala Kongresowa in Warsaw.

Here's the track listing and the players:

01 Creole Love Call
02 The Inflated Tear
03 three for the Festival
04 Blues for C&T
05 My Ship
06 Lovellevelliloqui
07 Intro / Cousin Mary /
08 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
09 Fly By Night
10 You Did It, You Did It / Ow!

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - flute, tenor sax, stritch, manzello, clarinet, vocals etc...
Ron Burton - piano
Steve Novosel - bass
Jimmy Hopps - drums

There's a few more Rahsaan Roland Kirk concerts sitting in the wings so stick around.

In the meantime, enjoy.

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