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WTF?! Wednesdays: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, “I Say A Little Prayer For You (Live)” (1972)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, “I Say A Little Prayer For You (Live)” (1972)

Like Thelonious Monk and his one-time boss Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk loved a pretty melody but also loved to present them in eccentric ways.

One Track Mind: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "Rip, Rig And Panic" (1965)

The history of jazz is a history of personalities; from the affable Satchmo, the showmanship of Diz, the gentlemanly ways of Ellington, to the intensely insular Miles. It seemed in most of these cases, the music reflected their personalities, too.

One Track Mind: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "Ain't No Sunshine" (1971)

One Track Mind: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "Ain't No Sunshine" (1971)

NICK DERISO: I always think of the way-out multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, who passed away 31 years ago on Dec. 5, with a bunch of horns in his mouth. Yeah, he was an actual multi-instrumentalist. It’s an iconic image, to be sure, but one that unfortunately seems to speak less anymore to virtuosity and as to a kind of cartoonishRead More

Gimme Five: Overlooked jazz woodwind recordings by Art Pepper, Paul Gonsalves, Roland Kirk, Eric Dolphy, Sonny Stitt

by S. Victor Aaron Some favorite jazz albums of mine that don’t come up at the top of anyone else’s top records list, but I thought were outstanding despite the lack of publicity about them. …

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