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Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Born: Aug 7, 1935 in Columbus, OH
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Died: Dec 5, 1977 in Bloomington, IN
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Arguably the most exciting saxophone soloist in jazz history, Kirk was a post-modernist before that term even existed. Kirk played the continuum of jazz tradition as an instrument unto itself; he felt little compunction about mixing and matching elements from the music's history, and his concoctions ...Read full biography
The Inflated Tear
Released: 1967
Label: Rhino Atlantic
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The debut recording by Roland Kirk (this was still pre-Rahsaan) on Atlantic Records, the same label that gave us Blacknuss and Volunteered Slavery, is not the blowing fest one might expect upon hearing ...Read full review
Bright Moments
Released: 1973
Label: Rhino Atlantic
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Rahsaan Roland Kirk's live club gigs were usually engaging, freewheeling affairs, full of good humor and a fantastically wide range of music. The double album Bright Moments (reissued as a double CD) is ...Read full review
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