Friday, 7 August 2015

80th birthday of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

(Born 7 August 1935, Columbus, Ohio, US)
Celebrated multiinstrumentalist, composer, bandleader and freedom quest exemplar who often plays more than one tenor saxophone in addition to some other wind instrument simultaneously

(Mingus at Carnegie Hall, “C jam blues” [Charles Mingus, bass; Jon Faddis, trumpet; Charles McPherson, alto saxophone; John Handy, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone; George Adams, tenor saxophone; Rahsaan Roland Kirk, tenor saxophone, stritch; Hamiet Bluiett, baritone saxophone; Don Pullen, piano; Dannie Richmond, drums; recorded: live, Carnegie Hall, New York, US, 19 January 1974])


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