Kirk, Roland

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Kirk, Roland - We Free Kings We Free Kings
Jazz New - LP 826 455 Mercury
Sealed '80s All Analogue Stereo Reissue Of A Giant Of An LP Recorded In 1961. Pressed On Quiex Type Pure Virgin Vinyl. Small Saw Cut.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Boogie Woogie String Along For Real Boogie Woogie String Along For Real
Jazz Used - LP BSK 3085 Warner
1978 Burbank Street Scene Label Original, Gold Promo Stamp On Cover.... more details
 
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Live In Paris Vol. 2
Jazz New - CD FCD 115 France's Concert
Previously Unissued '88 Out Of Print, Sealed French Import CD - Recorded In 1970 - Special Offer!... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - We Free Kings We Free Kings
Jazz Used - LP SR 60679 Mercury
Stunning Copy Of This 1962 Deep Groove Stereo Original Housed In A Laminated Cover. First Stampers Both Sides. 5 Star Jazz.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Blacknuss Blacknuss
Jazz Used - LP SD 1601 Atlantic
1972 Textured Cover Deep Groove Original. SC.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Blacknuss Blacknuss
Jazz Used - LP SD 1601 Atlantic
Rare 1972 White Label Promo.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Return Of The 5000lb Man Return Of The 5000lb Man
Jazz New - LP BS 2918 Warner
Sealed 1975 Original. For Some Unknown Reason, Only The First Side Of This Album Has Been Reissued On CD And The Fascinating Side Two, With Versions Of Minnie Riperton's "Loving You," Plus "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat," And "Giant Steps" Remains Out Of Print. Kirk's First Warner Brothers Album Made Shortly Before He Had A Stroke.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Natural Black Inventions - Root Strata Natural Black Inventions - Root Strata
Jazz New - LP SD 1578 Atlantic
Sealed 1971 Original. Kirk, Joe Texidor & Maurice McKinley Play An Amazing Cornucopia Of Instruments From Thundersheets To Washboards To Black Mystery Pipes On This 1971 Masterpiece. "Haunted Feelings" Is A Standout With A Cow Bell That May Send You Out Of The Back Of Your Seat! Audiophile Quality Sound. Pristine Copy.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - The Inflated Tear The Inflated Tear
Jazz Used - LP SC 1502 Atlantic
1968 Blue & Green Label With Black Fan Logo Stereo Original. Shrink Wrap Intact. Appears Unplayed. "The Debut Recording By Roland Kirk (This Was Still Pre-Rahsaan) On Atlantic Records, The Same Label That Gave Us Blacknuss And Volunteered Slavery, Is Not The Blowing Fest One Might Expect Upon Hearing It For The First Time. In Fact, Producer Joel Dorn And Label Boss Neshui Ertegun Weren't Prepared For It Either. Kirk Had Come To Atlantic From Emarcy After Recording His Swan Song For Them, The Gorgeous Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith, In April. In November Kirk Decided To Take His Quartet Of Pianist Ron Burton, Bassist Steve Novosel, And Drummer Jimmy Hopps And Lead Them Through A Deeply Introspective, Slightly Melancholy Program Based In The Blues And In The Groove Traditions Of The Mid-'60S. Kirk Himself Used The Flutes, The Strich, The Manzello, Whistle, Clarinet, Saxophones, And More -- The Very Instruments That Had Created His Individual Sound, Especially When Some Of Them Were Played Together, And The Very Things That Jazz Critics (Some Of Whom Later Grew To Love Him) Castigated Him For. Well, After Hearing The Restrained And Elegantly Layered "Black And Crazy Blues," The Stunning Rendered "Creole Love Call," The Knife-Deep Soul In "The Inflated Tear," And The Twisting In The Wind Lyricism Of "Fly By Night," They Were Convinced -- And Rightfully So. Roland Kirk Won Over The Masses With This One Too, Selling Over 10,000 Copies In The First Year. This Is Roland Kirk At His Most Poised And Visionary; His Reading Of Jazz Harmony And Fickle Sonances Are Nearly Without Peer. And Only Mingus Understood Ellington In The Way Kirk Did. That Evidence Is Here Also. If You Are Looking For A Place To Start With Kirk, This Is It." Thom Jurek, Amg.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Domino Domino
Jazz Audiophile - LP SR 60748 Speakers Corner
Sealed 180gm HQ. For Those Not Familiar With The Genius Of Roland Kirk, This Is A Great Place To Start. Undeniably One Of The Great Innovators In Jazz, Kirk Is Accompanied On This Set Of Mostly Self-Penned Originals By Andrew Hill, Vernon Moss And Henry Duncan. Wynton Kelly And Roy Haynes Play On The Last Four Tracks. Highly Recommended.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Slightly Latin Slightly Latin
Jazz New - LP LS 86033 Limelight
Sealed 1965 Textured, Heavy-Duty Gatefold Stereo Original With Stapled-In Color Booklet. Tiny Amount Of Rubbing On Bottom Right Corner Where Shrink Has Torn. Gerald Brown, Drums; Manuel Ramos, Percussion; Garnett Brown, Trombone; Virgil Jones, Trumpet; Martin Banks, Fluegelhorn; Edward Mathias, Bass; Horace Parlan, Piano; Montego Joe, Conga Drum. An All-Time Classic. 5 Star Jazz.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Reeds & Deeds Reeds & Deeds
Jazz Used - LP MG 20800 Mercury
Beautiful 1963 Deep Groove Mono, Laminated Jacket Original.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Roland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra Roland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra
Jazz Used - LP SR 60844 Mercury
Beautiful Deep Groove Mono Laminated Jacket Original. Wondrous Stuff.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Kirkatron Kirkatron
Jazz Used - LP BS 2982 Warner
Beautiful 1977 Burbank Street Scene Label Original. LW2/LW2 Stampers. Unplayed Condition.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Here Comes The Whistleman Here Comes The Whistleman
Jazz New - LP SD 3007 Atlantic
Sealed 1967 Heavy Vinyl Blue & Green Label Swirl Logo Stereo Original. Pristine Copy.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Reeds & Deeds Reeds & Deeds
Jazz Used - LP SR 60800 Mercury
Beautiful 1963 Deep Groove Stereo Original. M1/M1 Stampers.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - The Inflated Tear The Inflated Tear
Jazz New - LP SC 1502 Atlantic
Mint Red And Green Label (1841, Broadway Address) Heavy Vinyl 2nd Issue Housed In A Laminated Jacket. His 5 Star Debut For Atlantic. This LP Was Sealed, We Opened It To Check The Label Variation. New, Unplayed.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle
Jazz Used - LP SD 1640 Atlantic
1973 Gatefold Original, 1841 Street Address On Label. Small Saw Cut, Promo Sticker On Jacket.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color
Jazz Used - LP SD 1674 Atlantic
Beautiful 1975 2LP Gatefold Original. Both LPs Look Unplayed. Promotional Sticker On Cover. Saw Cut.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Blacknuss Blacknuss
Jazz New - LP SD 1601 Atlantic
Factory Sealed 1972 Original Featuring Billy Butler, Cornell Dupree, Cissy Houston And Others. Tracks Include "Ain't No Sunshine," "What's Going On," "Blacknuss" And More. Clean Cut Out Hole, Crisp Corners.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Volunteered Slavery Volunteered Slavery
Jazz Used - LP SD 1534 Atlantic
Beautiful 1969 White Label Promo. 4 + Stars In all Music Guide.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Bright Moments Bright Moments
Jazz Used - LP SD 2-907 Atlantic
1973 2LP Gatefold Original (1841, Broadway Labels), Saw Cut, Promo Sticker On Front Cover. Both LPs Appear Unplayed. A Definitive Document Of Rahsaan's Live Performance. 5 Star All Analogue Jazz!... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Domino Domino
Jazz New - LP 195J 53 Mercury
Mint Japanese Stereo Pressing With Obi. Originally Released As SR 60748 In 1962. 5 Star Jazz!... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Vibration Continues Vibration Continues
Jazz New - LP SD 2-1003 Atlantic
Sealed 1978 All Analogue 2LP Gatefold Retrospective From His 1968-1976 Atlantic Years.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Rahsaan Rahsaan Rahsaan Rahsaan
Jazz Used - LP SD 1575 Atlantic
Beautiful 1970 Original (1841, Broadway Labels). “Roland Kirk And His Band -- Which, Along With His Normal Companions Howard Johnson On Tuba, Dick Griffin On Trombone, Ron Burton On Piano, And Vernon Martin On Bass, Added Leroy Jenkins On Violin, Alvern Bunn On Conga, Sonelius Smith On Celeste And Piano, And Joe Texidor On Various Sound Objects To The Mix -- Once More Indulge His Obsession With Creating Modern Day "Black Classical Music." Recorded On One Night -- Christmas Eve 1969, Two Days Before Johnny Hodges Died -- This Is One Of The Weirdest Records Kirk Ever Recorded, But It Certainly Has Merit. Beginning With A 17-Minute Conceptual Suite Called "The Seeker," This Was Classical Music Kirk Style. The Fact That His Music Here Careens From Vanguard Atonalities To Deep Swinging Blues Grooves And Wide-Ranging Color Orchestrations Worthy Of Ellington Is Part Of The Kirk Paradox: If You Hate It, Wait A Second -- It'll Change. Other Tracks Here Include A Steamy "Satin Doll," A Bluesy, Mood-Driven "Sweet Fire," And An Almost Obscene "Baby Let Me Shake Your Tree," All Played With A Host Of Horns In Kirk's Mouth, All Playing Either Ostinato Or Soloing At The Same Time, Splitting The Lobes As He Called It, And All Of Them Directing A Very Tight, Wildly Celebratory Band. Rahsaan Was The King Of The Riff -- He Could Use It Until It Bit You -- And Once It Did He Was Off And Running Someplace Else, Down On The Hard-Swinging Outer Spaceways Of His Mind And Heart.” Thom Jurek, AMG.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Pre-Rahsaan Pre-Rahsaan
Jazz Used - LP PR 24080 Prestige
1978 UK 2 LP Reissue. Both LPs Look Unplayed. Recorded By Rudy Van Gelder In 1961 And 1968.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Roland Kirk Roland Kirk
Jazz Used - LP CA 669 Cadet
Pink And Yellow Label Reissue Of Argo 689.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Other Folks' Music Other Folks' Music
Jazz Used - LP SD 1686 Atlantic
1975 Original, Custom Track Listing Promo Sticker On Jacket. Small Saw Cut. Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - I Talk With The Spirits I Talk With The Spirits
Jazz Used - LP LS 86008 Limelight
Beautiful 1964 Stereo, Heavily Embossed Gatefold Original. Promo Stamp On Inner Gatefold. Features Horace Parlan, Michael Fleming, Walter Perkins, Miss C. J. Albert And Bobby Moses. Tracks Are "Serenade To A Cuckoo," "We'll Be Together Again," "People," "A Quote From Clifford Brown," "Trees," "Fugue'n And Alludin," "The Business Ain't Nothin' But The Blues," "Ruined Castles," "Django" And "My Ship."... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Blacknuss Blacknuss
Jazz New - LP PLP 7806 Atlantic
Japanese Pressing. New, Unplayed Copy. Features Billy Butler, Cornell Dupree, Cissy Houston And Others. Tracks Include "Ain't No Sunshine," "What's Going On," "Blacknuss" And More. A Truly 5 Star Album.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Volunteered Slavery Volunteered Slavery
Jazz New - LP PLP 7805 Atlantic
New, Unplayed Japanese Pressing. Before The Issue Of Blacknuss, Rahsaan Roland Kirk Was Already Exploring Ways In Which To Make Soul And R&B Rub Up Against Jazz And Come Out Sounding Like Deep-Heart Party Music. Volunteered Slavery, With Its Beat/African Chanted Poetry And Post-Bop Blues Ethos Was Certainly The First Strike In The Right Direction. With A Band That Included Charles McGhee On Trumpet, Dick Griffith On Trombone, Organist Mickey Tucker, Bassist Vernon Martin, Drummers Jimmy Hopps And Charles Grady, As Well As Sonny Brown, Kirk Made It Work. From The Stinging Blues Call And Response Of The Tile Track Through The Killer Modern Creative Choir Jam On "Spirits Up Above" Taking A Small Cue From Archie Shepp's Attica Blues. But It's When Kirk Moves Into The Covers, Of "My Cherie Amour," "I Say A Little Prayer," And The Coltrane Medley Of "Afro Blue," "Lush Life," And "Bessie's Blues," That Kirk Sets It All In Context: How The Simplest Melody That Makes A Record That Sells Millions And Touches People Emotionally, Can Be Filled With The Same Heart As A Modal, Intricate Masterpiece That Gets A Few Thousand People To Open Up Enough That They Don't Think The Same Way Anymore. An Awesome Album.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Return Of The 5000 lb. Man Return Of The 5000 lb. Man
Jazz Used - LP BS 2918 Warner
Beautiful 1976 Promo Label. For Some Unknown Reason, Only The First Side Of This Album Has Been Reissued On CD And The Fascinating Side Two, With Versions Of Minnie Riperton's "Loving You," Plus "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat," And "Giant Steps" Remains Out Of Print. Kirk's First Warner Brothers Album Made Shortly Before He Had A Stroke. New, Unplayed Condition.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Kirk In Copenhagen Kirk In Copenhagen
Jazz Used - LP MG 20894 Mercury
Beautiful 1963 Deep Groove Mono Gold Promo Label. Laminated Jacket With Promo Stamp And Two Radio Station Call Signs On Back Cover. Small Bottom Right Corner Dent. “In Addition To Being Roland Kirk's First Live Long-Player, The Breakthrough Kirk In Copenhagen Was His Fifth In A Little Over Two Years During His Particularly Prolific Relationship With Mercury Records. On This 1964 Release, Kirk Heads Up A Truly Integrated Quintet Featuring The Multi-Reedsmith (Tenor Sax, Flute, Manzello, Strich, Nose Flute, And Siren) As Well As Tete Montoliu (Piano) From Spain, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (Bass) From Denmark, And A Pair Of Yanks In Don Moore (Bass) And J.C. Moses (Drums). The Dementedly Humorous Blues Workout On "The Monkey Thing" Features A Character By The Name Of Big Skol (Mouth Harp) -- Whose True Identity Is None Other Than Sonny Boy Williamson. The Opener, "Narrow Bolero," Audibly Suffers From A Rhythmically Disoriented Moses, Whose Sloppy Skins And Decidedly Uneven Timing Are Brutally Evident On Occasion. Thankfully, He Quickly Smartens Up And His Contributions -- Especially To "Cabin In The Sky" -- Are Both Engaging And Active In Their Solidification Of The Rhythm Section. Nowhere Is Moses More In Control Than The Set's Brilliant Conclusion, "On The Corner Of King And Scott Streets." The Band Commences And Concludes With An Open Throttle As It Blazes Through The High-Velocity And Densely Intricate Jam, The Bottom Of Which Falls Out, Providing Kirk Plenty Of Space To Improvise Wildly, Utilizing His Clever Wit And Immensely Expressive Musicality.” Lindsay Planer & Thom Jurek, AMG.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Inflated Tear Inflated Tear
Jazz Used - LP SC 1502 Atlantic
2nd Label Pressing With Small Sticker Tear To Front Cover.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Domino Domino
Jazz Used - LP MG 20748 Mercury
1962 Deep Groove Mono Original, Laminated Jacket. LP Appears Unplayed, Jacket Has Small Bottom Right Corner Crease.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Rahsaan Rahsaan Rahsaan Rahsaan
Jazz Used - LP SD 1575 Atlantic
1970 White Label Promo, Laminated Jacket.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Other Folks' Music Other Folks' Music
Jazz New - LP SD 1686 Atlantic
Sealed 1976 Original. Clean Cut Out Hole.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Rahsaan Rahsaan Rahsaan Rahsaan
Jazz Used - LP SD 1575 Atlantic
Beautiful 1970 Laminated Jacket Original. Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color
Jazz Used - LP SD 1674 Atlantic
1975 2LP Gatefold Original. Both LPs Appear Unplayed. COH.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Return Of The 5000 Lb. Man Return Of The 5000 Lb. Man
Jazz New - LP P 10230W Warner
New, Unplayed Japanese Pressing With Obi. For Some Unknown Reason, Only The First Side Of This Album Has Been Reissued On CD And The Fascinating Side Two, With Versions Of Minnie Riperton's "Loving You," Plus "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat," And "Giant Steps" Remains Out Of Print. Kirk's First Warner Brothers Album Made Shortly Before He Had A Stroke.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Introducing Roland Kirk Introducing Roland Kirk
Jazz New - LP UPS 2227 Baybridge
New, Unplayed 1983 Japanese Stereo Reissue With Obi.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Kirkatron Kirkatron
Jazz New - LP BS 2982 Warner
Sealed 1977 Burbank Street Scene Label Original. “Shortly After Rahsaan Roland Kirk Finished His First Album For Warner Brothers, He Suffered A Major Stroke That Put Him Out Of Action And Greatly Shortened His Life. His Second LP For The Label Was Actually Comprised Of Leftovers From The Earlier Session Plus Three Songs Taken From An Appearance At The Montreux Jazz Festival; The Latter Has Been Reissued On CD In A Sampler But The Other Selections (Which Include "Serenade To A Cuckoo," His Cover Of "This Masquerade," "Sugar," "The Christmas Song" And "Bright Moments") Remain Out Of Print. This LP (Which Finds Him Mostly Sticking To Tenor), Kirk's Next-To-Last Album, Has Enough Highlights To Make It Worth Searching For.” Scott Yanow,, All Music Guide.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - I Talk With The Spirits I Talk With The Spirits
Jazz New - LP LS 86008 Limelight
Sealed 2nd Issue (Non-Gatefold) Stereo Recorded In 1964. Features Horace Parlan, Michael Fleming, Walter Perkins, Miss C. J. Albert And Bobby Moses. Tracks Are "Serenade To A Cuckoo," "We'll Be Together Again," "People," "A Quote From Clifford Brown," "Trees," "Fugue'n And Alludin," "The Business Ain't Nothin' But The Blues," "Ruined Castles," "Django" And "My Ship."... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Slightly Latin Slightly Latin
Jazz New - LP LS 86033 Limelight
Sealed Late 60's 2nd Issue (Non Gatefold) Stereo. Gerald Brown, Drums; Manuel Ramos, Percussion; Garnett Brown, Trombone; Virgil Jones, Trumpet; Martin Banks, Fluegelhorn; Edward Mathias, Bass; Horace Parlan, Piano; Montego Joe, Conga Drum. An All-Time Classic-Top Recommendation.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Bright Moments Bright Moments
Jazz New - LP SD 2-907 Atlantic
Sealed 1973 2LP Gatefold Original. A Definitive Document Of Rahsaan's Live Performance. Clean COH.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Kirkatron Kirkatron
Jazz New - LP BS 2982 Warner
Sealed 1977 Burbank Street Scene Label Original. Saw Cut. “Shortly After Rahsaan Roland Kirk Finished His First Album For Warner Brothers, He Suffered A Major Stroke That Put Him Out Of Action And Greatly Shortened His Life. His Second LP For The Label Was Actually Comprised Of Leftovers From The Earlier Session Plus Three Songs Taken From An Appearance At The Montreux Jazz Festival; The Latter Has Been Reissued On CD In A Sampler But The Other Selections (Which Include "Serenade To A Cuckoo," His Cover Of "This Masquerade," "Sugar," "The Christmas Song" And "Bright Moments") Remain Out Of Print. This LP (Which Finds Him Mostly Sticking To Tenor), Kirk's Next-To-Last Album, Has Enough Highlights To Make It Worth Searching For.” Scott Yanow,, All Music Guide.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle
Jazz New - LP SD 1640 Atlantic
Sealed 1973 Gatefold Original. “This Is Yet Another Criminally Under appreciated Rahsaan Roland Kirk Recording From The Last Phase Of A Remarkable Career. This Is Perhaps Kirk's Most Experimental Recording In That It Involves His Most Involved Performing On Multiple Horns And Flutes — Including His Infamous And Wonderful Nose Flute — And Working With Drones On A More Surface Level. Despite The Beauty Of The Album's First Three Tracks, It Is On The Closer, The 21-And-A-Half-Minute "Saxophone Concerto," Where Kirk Most Leaves His Mark As A Composer And Innovator On The Jazz World. Kirk Comes Out Blowing Literally Like A Train And Weaves In, With Vocalists Jeanne Lee And Dee Dee Bridgewater, A Series Of Muted Horn Lines And Rhythm Figures. The Band Is 16 Pieces Total, And The Concerto Is Structured In Movements From An Intro In Which The Purpose Is Stated: "Time For America To Discover Some Of Its True Black Miracles," Wherein Bebop And Hard Bop Shimmy Up Against Free Modes And Articulations By The Rhythm Section And The Other Horns. Kirk May Solo On Top With His Tenor, But He Holds Close To The Rhythm Section's Articulation Of Mutated Blues. From Here, Latin And Faux Classical Chromatics Are Shaded Into The Whole As The Pace Becomes More And More Frenetic, And Just As The Piece Becomes Perhaps Circus-Like, Kirk And Company Strip It All Back And Out, Into A Free Universe Washed By Improvising Vocalists, Crashing Cymbals, Droning Brass, And Rumbling Tom-Toms Before It's All A Hush Of Unidentifiable Sounds Except For Those Of Breaking Glass. There Are Numerous Metaphors And Metonyms Here, But They Will Not Come To The Listener Until Later, When She Or He Regains The Conscious Notion Of Breathing.” Thom Jurek, AMG.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Domino Domino
Jazz Used - LP SR 60748 Mercury
1962 Deep Groove Black And Silver Label Stereo Original Housed In A Laminated Jacket. Both Sides Of LP Are Glossy, Unmarked And Play Without Surface Noise. “The Expanding Musical Universe Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk Continues Its Orbit On Domino. While Always True To His Exceptional Talents, Kirk's Previous Efforts Are Somewhat Derivative When Compared To His Later And More Aggressive Sound. On Domino, The Genesis Of His More Assertive Presence Is Thoroughly Evident. Additionally, This LP Features Several Impressive Originals, As Well As The Most Distinctly Branded Cover Tunes To Date, Including The Intense Bop Of The Title Track. As Evidenced Throughout The Album, Kirk's Compositions Are Becoming Denser And More Involved. "Meeting On Termini's Corner" — An Ode To The Legendary Five Spot Club — Mimics The Off-Kilter Rhythms Of Thelonious Monk. The Tenor Sax Solo That Rises Through His Multi-Instrumentation Is Stunning. The Contrast Between The Lilting Flute Work, Which Bookends "Domino," And The Stirring Tenor Sax Solo At The Center Is Yet Again Indicative Of The Boundaries Kirk Would Be Approaching. However, It's The Latin-Tinged "Rolando" That Might Best Display The Unmistakably Singular Sound That Comes From The Stritch — A Kirk Modified Second Generation B Flat Soprano Sax — And The Tenor Sax, When Performed Simultaneously. The Warmth And Clarity Are At Once Unique And Hypnotic. Another Prime Example Of The Multiplicity In Kirk's Performance Styles Can Be Heard On "I Believe In You." The Juxtaposition Of The Husky Tenor With The Spry Manzello Provides A False Sense Of Balance As Kirk Delays Combining The Two Until The Final Chorus. This Produces A Surprising And Memorable Effect, As Kirk's Arrangement Does Not Anticipate The Finale.” Lindsay Planer, AMG.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Volunteered Slavery Volunteered Slavery
Jazz New - LP SD 1534 Atlantic
Sealed 1969 Stereo Original, Clean Cut Out Hole. “Before The Issue Of Blacknuss, Rahsaan Roland Kirk Was Already Exploring Ways In Which To Make Soul And R&B Rub Up Against Jazz And Come Out Sounding Like Deep-Heart Party Music. Volunteered Slavery, With Its Beat/African Chanted Poetry And Post-Bop Blues Ethos Was Certainly The First Strike In The Right Direction. With A Band That Included Charles McGhee On Trumpet, Dick Griffin On Trombone, Organist Mickey Tucker, Bassist Vernon Martin, Drummers Jimmy Hopps And Charles Grady, As Well As Sonny Brown, Kirk Made It Work. From The Stinging Blues Call And Response Of The Tile Track Through The Killer Modern Creative Choir Jam On "Spirits Up Above" Taking A Small Cue From Archie Shepp's Attica Blues. But It's When Kirk Moves Into The Covers, Of "My Cherie Amour," "I Say A Little Prayer," And The Coltrane Medley Of "Afro Blue," "Lush Life," And "Bessie's Blues," That Kirk Sets It All In Context: How The Simplest Melody That Makes A Record That Sells Millions And Touches People Emotionally, Can Be Filled With The Same Heart As A Modal, Intricate Masterpiece That Gets A Few Thousand People To Open Up Enough That They Don't Think The Same Way Anymore. For Kirk, This Is All Part Of The Black Musical Experience. When The Album Reaches Its End On "Three For The Festival," Kirk Proves That He Is Indeed The Master Of Any Music He Plays Because His Sense Of Harmony, Rhythm, And Melody Comes Not Only From The Masters Acknowledged, But Also From The Collective Heart Of The People The Masters Touched. It's Just Awesome.”... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Bright Moments Bright Moments
Jazz New - LP SD 2-907 Atlantic
Sealed 1973 2LP Gatefold Original. A Definitive Document Of Rahsaan's Live Performance. Original Mad Hatters $8.29 Price Tag On Shrink Wrap.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color
Jazz New - LP SD 1674 Atlantic
Sealed 1975 2LP Gatefold Original, Clean COH.... more details
 
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Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color
Jazz New - LP SD 1674 Atlantic
Sealed 1975 2LP Gatefold Original, Clean COH.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color
Jazz New - LP SD 1674 Atlantic
Sealed 1975 2LP Gatefold Original With Two Hype Stickers On The Shrink Wrap.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Best Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk Best Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Jazz New - LP SD 1592 Atlantic
Sealed 1971 First Pressing. Saw Cut. 10 Great Tunes From The Musical Genius: "Volunteered Slavery," "The Inflated Tear," "Lady's Blues," "Medley," "Search For The Reason Why," "Making Love After Hours," "Black Root," "One Ton," "A Laugh For Rory" And "Rahsaanica."... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Volunteered Slavery Volunteered Slavery
Jazz New - LP SD 1534 Atlantic
Sealed 1969 Stereo Original. “Before The Issue Of Blacknuss, Rahsaan Roland Kirk Was Already Exploring Ways In Which To Make Soul And R&B Rub Up Against Jazz And Come Out Sounding Like Deep-Heart Party Music. Volunteered Slavery, With Its Beat/African Chanted Poetry And Post-Bop Blues Ethos Was Certainly The First Strike In The Right Direction. With A Band That Included Charles McGhee On Trumpet, Dick Griffin On Trombone, Organist Mickey Tucker, Bassist Vernon Martin, Drummers Jimmy Hopps And Charles Grady, As Well As Sonny Brown, Kirk Made It Work. From The Stinging Blues Call And Response Of The Tile Track Through The Killer Modern Creative Choir Jam On "Spirits Up Above" Taking A Small Cue From Archie Shepp's Attica Blues. But It's When Kirk Moves Into The Covers, Of "My Cherie Amour," "I Say A Little Prayer," And The Coltrane Medley Of "Afro Blue," "Lush Life," And "Bessie's Blues," That Kirk Sets It All In Context: How The Simplest Melody That Makes A Record That Sells Millions And Touches People Emotionally, Can Be Filled With The Same Heart As A Modal, Intricate Masterpiece That Gets A Few Thousand People To Open Up Enough That They Don't Think The Same Way Anymore. For Kirk, This Is All Part Of The Black Musical Experience. When The Album Reaches Its End On "Three For The Festival," Kirk Proves That He Is Indeed The Master Of Any Music He Plays Because His Sense Of Harmony, Rhythm, And Melody Comes Not Only From The Masters Acknowledged, But Also From The Collective Heart Of The People The Masters Touched. It's Just Awesome.” AMG.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Gifts And Messages Gifts And Messages
Jazz Used - LP SR 60939 Mercury
Beautiful 1964 Deep Groove Stereo Original Still In Shrink Wrap.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - We Free Kings We Free Kings
Jazz Used - LP MG 20679 Mercury
Beautiful 1961 Deep Groove White Label Promo Mono Housed In A Laminated Jacket. Light Crease On The Bottom Right Corner, Two Feint Check Marks On The Rear Jacket. Appears Virtually Unplayed With Only One Spindle Trail On Each Label.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle
Jazz Used - LP SD 1640 Atlantic
Beautiful 1973 Gatefold Original (1841, Broadway Address On Labels). “This Is Yet Another Criminally Under Appreciated Rahsaan Roland Kirk Recording From The Last Phase Of A Remarkable Career. This Is Perhaps Kirk's Most Experimental Recording In That It Involves His Most Involved Performing On Multiple Horns And Flutes — Including His Infamous And Wonderful Nose Flute — And Working With Drones On A More Surface Level. Despite The Beauty Of The Album's First Three Tracks, It Is On The Closer, The 21-And-A-Half-Minute "Saxophone Concerto," Where Kirk Most Leaves His Mark As A Composer And Innovator On The Jazz World. Kirk Comes Out Blowing Literally Like A Train And Weaves In, With Vocalists Jeanne Lee And Dee Dee Bridgewater, A Series Of Muted Horn Lines And Rhythm Figures. The Band Is 16 Pieces Total, And The Concerto Is Structured In Movements From An Intro In Which The Purpose Is Stated: "Time For America To Discover Some Of Its True Black Miracles," Wherein Bebop And Hard Bop Shimmy Up Against Free Modes And Articulations By The Rhythm Section And The Other Horns. Kirk May Solo On Top With His Tenor, But He Holds Close To The Rhythm Section's Articulation Of Mutated Blues. From Here, Latin And Faux Classical Chromatics Are Shaded Into The Whole As The Pace Becomes More And More Frenetic, And Just As The Piece Becomes Perhaps Circus-Like, Kirk And Company Strip It All Back And Out, Into A Free Universe Washed By Improvising Vocalists, Crashing Cymbals, Droning Brass, And Rumbling Tom-Toms Before It's All A Hush Of Unidentifiable Sounds Except For Those Of Breaking Glass. There Are Numerous Metaphors And Metonyms Here, But They Will Not Come To The Listener Until Later, When She Or He Regains The Conscious Notion Of Breathing.” Thom Jurek, AMG.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Live In Paris 1970, Vol. 1 Live In Paris 1970, Vol. 1
Jazz Used - LP FC 109 France's Concert
Beautiful 1988 French Original.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Left & Right Left & Right
Jazz New - LP SD 1518 Atlantic
Sealed 1968 Stereo Original Housed In A Heavy-Duty Laminated Jacket “The Title Of This Album, Left And Right, No Doubt Refers To The Sides Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk's Brain, Which Were Both Heavily Taxed In The Composing, Arranging, Conducting, And Playing Of This Recording. For Starters, The Band Is Huge -- 17 Players Plus A 16-Piece String Section, All Of It Arranged And Conducted By Kirk, A Blind Man. None Of This Would Matter A Damn If This Weren't Such A Badass Platter. Along With Kirk's Usual Crew Of Ron Burton, Julius Watkins, Dick Griffin, Jimmy Hopps, And Gerald Brown, There Are Luminaries In The Crowd Including Alice Coltrane On Harp, Pepper Adams On Baritone Saxophone, And No Less Than Roy Haynes Helping Out On The Skins. What It All Means Is This: The Man Who Surprised And Outraged Everybody On The Scene -- As Well As Blew Most Away -- Was At It Again Here In "Expansions," His Wildly Ambitious And Swinging Post-Coltrane Suite, Which Has "Black Mystery Has Been Revealed" As Its Prelude. While There Are Other Tracks On This Record, This Suite Is Its Centerpiece And Masterpiece -- Despite Killer Readings Of Billy Strayhorn's "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing" And "Quintessence." "Expansions" Has Kirk Putting His Entire Harmonic Range On Display, And All Of The Timbral Extensions He Used In His Own Playing Are Charted For A String Section To Articulate. There Are Subtleties, Of Course, Which Come Off As Merely Tonal Variations In Extant Harmony With The Other Instruments, But When They Are Juxtaposed Against A Portrayal Of The Entire History Of Jazz -- From Jelly Roll Morton To The Present Day -- Then They Become Something Else: The Storytellers, The Timbres, And The Chromatic Extensions That Point In The Right Direction And Get Listeners To Stop In The Right Places. This Is An Extreme For Rahsaan -- Extremely Brilliant And Thoroughly Accessible.” Thom Jurek, AMG.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color
Jazz Used - LP SD 1674 Atlantic
1975 2LP Gatefold Original. There Are Some Light Surface Scuffs On The Vinyl, But Both LPs Plays Quietly.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Roland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra Roland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra
Jazz Used - LP SR 60844 Mercury
Beautiful 1963 Deep Groove Black And Silver Label Stereo Original Housed In A Laminated Jacket.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Volunteered Slavery Volunteered Slavery
Jazz Used - LP SD 1534 Atlantic
1969 Stereo Original Housed In A Laminated Jacket. Appears Unplayed. “Before The Issue Of Blacknuss, Rahsaan Roland Kirk Was Already Exploring Ways In Which To Make Soul And R&B Rub Up Against Jazz And Come Out Sounding Like Deep-Heart Party Music. Volunteered Slavery, With Its Beat/African Chanted Poetry And Post-Bop Blues Ethos Was Certainly The First Strike In The Right Direction. With A Band That Included Charles McGhee On Trumpet, Dick Griffin On Trombone, Organist Mickey Tucker, Bassist Vernon Martin, Drummers Jimmy Hopps And Charles Grady, As Well As Sonny Brown, Kirk Made It Work. From The Stinging Blues Call And Response Of The Tile Track Through The Killer Modern Creative Choir Jam On "Spirits Up Above" Taking A Small Cue From Archie Shepp's Attica Blues. But It's When Kirk Moves Into The Covers, Of "My Cherie Amour," "I Say A Little Prayer," And The Coltrane Medley Of "Afro Blue," "Lush Life," And "Bessie's Blues," That Kirk Sets It All In Context: How The Simplest Melody That Makes A Record That Sells Millions And Touches People Emotionally, Can Be Filled With The Same Heart As A Modal, Intricate Masterpiece That Gets A Few Thousand People To Open Up Enough That They Don't Think The Same Way Anymore. For Kirk, This Is All Part Of The Black Musical Experience. When The Album Reaches Its End On "Three For The Festival," Kirk Proves That He Is Indeed The Master Of Any Music He Plays Because His Sense Of Harmony, Rhythm, And Melody Comes Not Only From The Masters Acknowledged, But Also From The Collective Heart Of The People The Masters Touched. It's Just Awesome.”... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Volunteered Slavery Volunteered Slavery
Jazz Used - LP 1534 Atlantic
Beautiful 1969 White Label Promo Mono Housed In A Laminated Jacket With Promotional DJ Sticker On The Cover. Appears Unplayed. 4+ Stars In all Music Guide. Some Stains On The Rear Cover.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Blacknuss Blacknuss
Jazz Used - LP PLP 7806 Atlantic
Gorgeous 1995 Japanese Pressing In Glossy, Unplayed Condition. Features Billy Butler, Cornell Dupree, Cissy Houston And Others. Tracks Include "Ain't No Sunshine," "What's Going On," "Blacknuss" And More.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Here Comes The Whistleman Here Comes The Whistleman
Jazz New - LP 3007 Atlantic
Sealed 1967 Heavy Vinyl Label Swirl Logo Mono Original. “Here Comes The Whistleman Showcases Rahsaan Roland Kirk In 1967 With A Fine Band, Live In Front Of A Host Of Invited Guests At Atlantic Studios In New York. His Band For The Occasion Is Stellar: Jacki Byard Or Lonnie Smith On Piano, Major Holley On Bass, Lonnie Smith On Piano, And Charles Crosby On Drums. This Is The Hard, Jump Blues And Deep R&B Roland Kirk Band, And From The Git, On "Roots," They Show Why. Kirk Comes Screaming Out Of The Gate Following A Double Time I-IV-V Progression, With Holley Punching The Accents Along The Bottom And Byard Shoving The Hard Tight Chords Up Against Kirk's Three-Horn Lead. The Extended Harmony Kirk Plays -- Though The Melody Line Is A Bar Walking Honk -- Is Extreme, Full Of Piss And Vinegar. On The Title Track, Along With The Artist's Requisite, And Genuinely Good, Humor, Kirk Breaks Out The Whistles On Top Of The Horn For A Blues Stomp With Smith Taking Over The Piano Chores. Smith Plays A Two Chord Vamp, Changing The Accent Before He Begins To Break It Open Into A Blues With Skittering Fills And Turnarounds While Kirk Blows Circularly For 12 And 14 Bars At A Time. Byard Returns For A Tender And Stirring Duet Rendition Of "I Wished On The Moon," With His Own Glorious Rich Lyricism. And Here Is Where Kirk Displays The True Measure Of His Ability As A Saxophonist. Turning The Ballad Inside Out, Every Which Way Without Overstating The Notes. This Might Arguably Be The Place To Start For An Interested But Underexposed Listener Who Wants To Experience How Dazzlingly Original Kirk Was.” Thom Jurek, AMG.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Volunteered Slavery Volunteered Slavery
Jazz New - LP PLP 7805 Atlantic
New, Unplayed 1995 Japanese Stereo Reissue Manufactured By The Renowned East-West Label. This Series Did Not Come With An Obi. “Before The Issue Of Blacknuss, Rahsaan Roland Kirk Was Already Exploring Ways In Which To Make Soul And R&B Rub Up Against Jazz And Come Out Sounding Like Deep-Heart Party Music. Volunteered Slavery, With Its Beat/African Chanted Poetry And Post-Bop Blues Ethos Was Certainly The First Strike In The Right Direction. With A Band That Included Charles McGhee On Trumpet, Dick Griffin On Trombone, Organist Mickey Tucker, Bassist Vernon Martin, Drummers Jimmy Hopps And Charles Grady, As Well As Sonny Brown, Kirk Made It Work. From The Stinging Blues Call And Response Of The Tile Track Through The Killer Modern Creative Choir Jam On "Spirits Up Above" Taking A Small Cue From Archie Shepp's Attica Blues. But It's When Kirk Moves Into The Covers, Of "My Cherie Amour," "I Say A Little Prayer," And The Coltrane Medley Of "Afro Blue," "Lush Life," And "Bessie's Blues," That Kirk Sets It All In Context: How The Simplest Melody That Makes A Record That Sells Millions And Touches People Emotionally, Can Be Filled With The Same Heart As A Modal, Intricate Masterpiece That Gets A Few Thousand People To Open Up Enough That They Don't Think The Same Way Anymore. For Kirk, This Is All Part Of The Black Musical Experience. When The Album Reaches Its End On "Three For The Festival," Kirk Proves That He Is Indeed The Master Of Any Music He Plays Because His Sense Of Harmony, Rhythm, And Melody Comes Not Only From The Masters Acknowledged, But Also From The Collective Heart Of The People The Masters Touched. It's Just Awesome.”... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Roland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra Roland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra
Jazz Used - LP 125 340 MCL Mercury
Beautiful 1963 UK Black & Silver Label Mono Original Housed In A Laminated, Flip-Back Cover.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith
Jazz Used - LP V6 8709 Verve
1967 Deep Groove Stereo Original Housed In A Gatefold Cover. "Van Gelder" Machine Stamped In Dead Wax. LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed. 5 Star Jazz.... more details
 
Kirk, Roland - Blacknuss Blacknuss
Jazz New - LP SD 1601 Atlantic
Sealed 1972 Original Featuring Billy Butler, Cornell Dupree, Cissy Houston And Others. Tracks Include "Ain't No Sunshine," "What's Going On," "Blacknuss" And More.... more details
 

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