Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Bright Moments (1973)

Bright Moments is track number 9 on the live album Bright Moments by the multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

Bright Moments is a live album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk featuring performances by Kirk with Ron Burton, Todd Barkan, Henry Mattathias Pearson, Robert Shy and Joe Habad Texidor recorded at Keystone Korner, San Francisco in June 1973.

The Allmusic review by Steve Huey states “Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s live club gigs were usually engaging, freewheeling affairs, full of good humor and a fantastically wide range of music. The double album Bright Moments (reissued as a double CD) is a near-definitive document of the Kirk live experience, and his greatest album of the ’70s. The extroverted Kirk was in his element in front of an audience, always chatting, explaining his concepts, and recounting bits of jazz history. Even if some of his long, jive-talking intros can sound a little dated today, it’s clear in the outcome of the music that Kirk fed voraciously off the energy of the room… Bright Moments empties all the major items out of Kirk’s bag of tricks, providing a neat microcosm of his talents and displaying a consummate and knowledgeable showman. In short, it’s nothing less than a tour de force”. [source

Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Tenor Saxophone, Manzello, Strich, Clarinet, Flute, Nose Flute

Ron Burton – Piano

Todd Barkan – Synthesizer, Tambourine

Henry Mattathias Pearson – Bass

Robert Shy – Drums

Joe Habao Texidor – Percussion










[inspired by Ronnie Rocket]


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