From the album The Inflated Tear by Roland Kirk, recorded the 10th of May 1968 and previously released as Atlantic SC 1502 (15th of June 1968).
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. 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. [source]
Ron Burton – Piano
Steve Novosel – Bass
Jimmy Hopps – Drums
Dick Griffith – Trombone
Roland Kirk - Tenor saxophone, Manzello, Stritch, Clarinet, Flute, Whistle, Cor Anglais, Flexafone
[Dedicated Ronnie Rocket, with all the best wishes]
Armand John “A.J.” Piron (August 16, 1888 – February 17, 1943) was an American jazz violinist, band leader, and composer. In 1915, Piron and Williams together started the Piron and Williams Publishing Company, and in their first year of business published Piron’s composition, “I Wish That I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate”, which became his biggest hit. After touring briefly with W.C. Handy in 1917, he started an orchestra under his own name, which soon included such notables as Lorenzo Tio and Steve Lewis. Piron’s New Orleans Orchestra quickly became the best paid African American band in New Orleans, for Piron landed regular jobs at both the Spanish Fort amusement park and the exclusive white New Orleans Country Club. [source]
You Stepped Out Of A Dream is from Deeds, Not Words, an album by American jazz drummer Max Roach featuring tracks recorded in 1958 and released on the Riverside label, same year. Words an music for You Stepped Out Of A Dream is originally created by Nacio Herb and Gus Kahn.
John Coltranes Giant Steps played by Dave Burrell is the fifth track on the solo studio album The Jelly Roll Joys by jazz pianist Dave Burrell. It was recorded in 1990 and released in 1991 by Gazell Records.
One of the great under-recognized pianists in jazz, Dave Burrell was an integral member of several important bands, including those led by Archie Shepp and David Murray. He has always been at home with the entire history of the music, from ragtime to free improvisation. Here, playing solo, he pays homage to the seminal composer Jelly Roll Morton in a recital that includes a couple of Burrell’s own pieces, a few by Coltrane and Parker, as well as several of Morton’s lesser-known works. His selection of rags is very perceptive, including a couple of utterly gorgeous compositions containing what their author referred to as “the Spanish tinge,” a rarely discussed influence on early jazz. Even on the two Coltranepieces, “Giant Steps” and “Moment’s Notice,” he manages to subtly infuse them with raglike aspects and rhythms while miraculously maintaining their boppish integrity. Burrell’s own songs are no less delightful and go far in buttressing his reputation as an imaginative composer as well as a rich and deeply melodic pianist. The Jelly Roll Joys is highly recommended both as a wonderful recital and as one of the most rewarding albums by a musician deserving far greater renown. [source]