Roland Kirk

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Ronald Theodore Kirk
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Born August 7, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Died December 5, 1977 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA (of a stroke).

He was best known for being a blind jazz saxophonist who could play more than one wind instrument at once. Kirk played a number of musical instruments, mainly various saxophones, clarinets and flutes. His main instruments were tenor saxophone and two obscure saxophones: the stritch and the manzello. Kirk modified these instruments himself to accommodate his simultaneous playing technique. The idea of playing more than one saxophone at the same time occurred to him in a dream and he set out to make it a reality. Around 1970 he added "Rahsaan" to his name after hearing it in a dream. He is also noted for his circular breathing technique and was reportedly able to sustain a note for over an hour.
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Roland Kirk - Triple Threat illustration d'album Roland Kirk Triple Threat (Album) King Records (3) US 1957 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Introducing Roland Kirk illustration d'album Roland Kirk Introducing Roland Kirk (Album) Argo (6) Netherlands 1960 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Kirk's Work illustration d'album Roland Kirk With Jack McDuff* Roland Kirk With Jack McDuff* - Kirk's Work (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1961 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - We Free Kings illustration d'album Roland Kirk We Free Kings (Album) Mercury US 1962 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Domino illustration d'album Roland Kirk Domino (Album) Mercury, Mercury US 1962 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Reeds & Deeds illustration d'album Roland Kirk Reeds & Deeds (Album) Mercury UK 1963 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Kirk In Copenhagen illustration d'album Roland Kirk Kirk In Copenhagen (Album) Mercury US 1964 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Gifts & Messages illustration d'album Roland Kirk Gifts & Messages (Album) Mercury Netherlands 1964 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - I Talk With The Spirits illustration d'album Roland Kirk I Talk With The Spirits (Album) Limelight UK 1965 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Slightly Latin illustration d'album Roland Kirk Slightly Latin (Album) Limelight US 1966 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Here Comes The Whistleman illustration d'album Roland Kirk Here Comes The Whistleman (Album) Atlantic US 1967 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith illustration d'album Roland Kirk Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith (Album) Verve Records US 1967 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - The Jazz Corps illustration d'album The Jazz Corps Under Direction Tommy Peltier Featuring Roland Kirk The Jazz Corps Under Direction Tommy Peltier Featuring Roland Kirk - The Jazz Corps (Album) Pacific Jazz US 1967 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear illustration d'album Roland Kirk The Inflated Tear (Album) Atlantic US 1968 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Left & Right illustration d'album Roland Kirk Left & Right (Album) Atlantic US 1969 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery illustration d'album Roland Kirk Volunteered Slavery (Album) Atlantic US 1969 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata illustration d'album Rahsaan Roland Kirk* Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata (Album) Atlantic US 1971 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - A Meeting Of The Times illustration d'album Rahsaan Roland Kirk* & Al Hibbler Rahsaan Roland Kirk* & Al Hibbler - A Meeting Of The Times (Album) Atlantic US 1972 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Blacknuss illustration d'album Rahsaan Roland Kirk* Blacknuss (Album) Atlantic US 1972 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle illustration d'album Rahsaan Roland Kirk* Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle (Album) Atlantic US 1973 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Bright Moments illustration d'album Rahsaan Roland Kirk* Bright Moments (Album) Atlantic US 1973 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - The Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color illustration d'album Rahsaan Roland Kirk* The Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color (Album) Atlantic Japan 1975 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Other Folks' Music illustration d'album Rahsaan Roland Kirk* Other Folks' Music (Album) Atlantic US 1976 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - The Return Of The 5000 Lb. Man illustration d'album Rahsaan Roland Kirk* The Return Of The 5000 Lb. Man (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1976 Vendre cette version
Roland Kirk - Kirkatron illustration d'album Rahsaan Roland Kirk* Kirkatron (Album) Warner Bros. Records Brazil 1977 Vendre cette version

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lennylightweight

lennylightweight

4 janvier 2007
edité over 12 years ago
Rahsaan was considered to be either crazy or a genius, from what I can hear my conclusion is a worthy genius. How many musicians can play multiple nose trumpets/flutes along with an array of self-modified saxophones. For me, this is a purchase on sight artist.

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