Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rahsaan Roland KIRK - Gifts and Messages 1964

Rahsaan Roland KIRK - Gifts and Messages 1964
Recorded at Los Angeles, CA, on July 22, 1964


Kirk's technique of humming while playing the flute was adopted later by many other players, including Jeremy Steig, and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull;(who covered the Kirk tune "Serenade to a Cuckoo" on Jethro Tull's first album This Was in 1968).
In 1978 the number one UK single "Hit me with your rhythm stick" by Ian Dury and the Blockheads featured saxophonist Davey Payne playing a solo with two saxes simultaneously, in the manner of Kirk.
Roland Kirk- (Tenor Sax, Manzello, Stritch, Flute, Siren)
Horace Parlan- (Piano)
Michael Fleming- (Bass)
Steve Ellington- (Drums)
A1. The Things I Love 3:15
A2. Petite Fleur 3:06
A3. Hip Chops 3:32
A4. Gifts And Messages 4:08
A5. Vertigo Ro 4:02
B1. March On, Swan Lake 4:07
B2. My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice 3:22
B3. Tears Sent By You 6:00
B4. Where Does The Blame Lie? 2:50
B5. Blues For C & T 3:05

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