Roland Kirk Quartet featuring Elvin Jones – Rip, Rig and Panic (1965)

Title track from the album Rip, Rig & Panic by The Roland Kirk Quartet, Featuring Elvin Jones. The title of the album was explained by Kirk in the liner notes as follows: “Rip means Rip Van Winkle (or Rest in Peace?); it’s the way people, even musicians are. They’re asleep. Rig means like rigor mortis. That’s where a lot of peoples mind are. When they … Continue reading Roland Kirk Quartet featuring Elvin Jones – Rip, Rig and Panic (1965)

The Jazz Corps Feat. Roland Kirk – Le Blessing (1966)

Le Blessing  is from the album The Jazz Corps with compositions by Tommy Peltier, recorded October 11 and 12 1966. Tommy Peltier – Trumpet, Flugelhorn Fred Rodriguez – Tenor, Alto Saxophone, Flute Lynn Blessing – Vibraphone Bill Plummer – Acoustic Bass Maurice Miller – Drums Roland Kirk – Tenor & Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Manzello, Stritch   Continue reading The Jazz Corps Feat. Roland Kirk – Le Blessing (1966)

Roland Kirk – The Black and Crazy Blues

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 Inflated Tear is an album by Roland Kirk released in 1968. One of his most popular albums and sometimes regarded as his magnum opus, it established his reputation as a jazz composer and earned him a modicum of respect in music circles … Continue reading Roland Kirk – The Black and Crazy Blues

Roland Kirk – We Free Kings (1961)

We Free Kings is the title track on Roland Kirks album We Free Kings, recorded in New York on August 16, 1961. We Free Kings is a 1961 LP by jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk. It sees the group working through a set of bluesy post-bop numbers, including a highly regarded version of Charlie Parker´s “Blues for Alice”.The title track, a Kirk composition, is a variation on the Christmas carol … Continue reading Roland Kirk – We Free Kings (1961)

David S. Ware – Astral Earth (2009)

Astral Earth is from the CD Onecept by David S. Ware, recorded live in december 2009, released in 2010. David Spencer Ware (November 7, 1949 – October 18, 2012), was an American jazz saxophonist  working mostly in free jazz. In 2001 critic Gary Giddins described Ware’s quartet as “the best small band in jazz today. [source] In the press release for Onecept, David S. Ware makes much of the concept of spontaneous form. … Continue reading David S. Ware – Astral Earth (2009)