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Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Born: Aug 7, 1936 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
The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man
Released: 1976
Label: Warner Bros.
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The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man was Rahsaan Roland Kirk's first album for Warner Brothers, recorded before the stroke that impaired him. Kirk is at full creative and musical strength. These seven tracks ...Read full review