Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Music Break with Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk Volunteered Slavery

Rahsaan Roland Kirk "Misty & I Want Talk" Live Montreux 1972

Background information
Birth name Ronald Theodore Kirk
Born 7 August 1935
Died 5 December 1977 (aged 42)
Genres jazz (hard bop)
Occupations musician, composer, arranger, bandleader
Instruments tenor saxophone, clarinet, stritch, manzello, flute, whistles
Labels King, Chess, Prestige, Mercury, Limelight, Verve, Atlantic, Warner Brothers
Rahsaan Roland Kirk (August 7, 1935[1] – December 5, 1977) was a blind American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played tenor saxophone, flute and many other instruments. He was renowned for his onstage vitality, during which virtuoso improvisation was accompanied by comic banter, political ranting, and the ability to play several instruments simultaneously.

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