Adventures in collecting "modern jazz": the classical music of America from the Fifties and Sixties, on original vinyl, on a budget, from England. And writing about it, since 2011. 100% coronavirus-free content.
Two different sides of Kirk: Selection 1: Once in a While Selection 2: Slippery, Hippery, and Flippery Artists Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute, siren, oboe, castanets) Jaki Byard (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) recorded Rudy … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Stompin’ Ground Artists Roland Kirk (ts, mzo, str, fl) Lonnie Liston Smith (p) R. Boykins (b) Grady Tate (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 2, 1967 Verve engineer Val Valentin produced by Creed Taylor. … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Live at Newport (12m) Artists Side 1: Charles McGhee (tp) Dick Griffith (tb) Roland Kirk (ts, mzo, str, cl, fl, nose fl, whistle, vo) Ron Burton (p) Vernon Martin (b) Sonny Brown or Charles Crosby (d ) Joe Habad Texidor (tamb) … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Doin’ the Sixty-Eight” Artists Roland Kirk (ts, mzo, str, fl, siren) Jack McDuff (org) Joe Benjamin (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 11, 1961 Music AMG REVIEW by Lindsay Planer “Kirk’s Work — Rahsaan Roland … Continue reading →
Track selection Christmas Bonus Three Wise Men Edition, in three courses: “We Free Kings” (based loosely on the Christmas Carol, swings) > “You Did It, You Did It” > (Hot low down and dirty) “Haunted Melody” > (Cool ballad) Artists Roland … Continue reading →