The Cool Hall of Fame #121


Rahsaan Roland Kirk

4 comments:

H. P. L. said...

Now, if only he could stand on one leg... ^____^

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Henry Bemis said...

Mingus said that "...this guy don't play Jazz, he IS Jazz."

I know I am biased being one of Rahsaan's biggest fans, but in my opinion, one of the most underrated Jazz musicians of all time. Truly one of the greatest. Thanks Tom, this is an inside the park homer.

baryogenesis said...

Met the band during the late 60's while a friend was playing bass (Vernon Martin)after I moved north of the border. They did a gig at Carleton University in Ottawa ('68) and a year or two later at a club in Toronto. It was tough to make a living for a jazz band then --except for maybe Miles.

erik hogstrom said...

I have his album Domino. It is amazing to think he played all of those instruments at the same time.