Roland Kirk

Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear (1967)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 4, 2016
Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear (1967)

Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear (1967)
Jazz, Hard Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 37 min | 95 MB
Label: Atlantic Recording | Rel:1967

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.

Roland Kirk - Kirk In Copenhagen (1964) {2004 Verve Music Group}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 18, 2016
Roland Kirk - Kirk In Copenhagen (1964) {2004 Verve Music Group}

Roland Kirk - Kirk In Copenhagen (1964) {2004 Verve Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 266 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 94 mb
Genre: jazz

Kirk In Copenhagen is the 1964 live album by saxophonist Roland Kirk. Originally released on Mercury Records, this is taken from a CD released by Verve Music Group in 2004.
Frontrunner for the "Most Joyously Fun Jazz Musician of All Time" award, multi-instrumentalist and sonic inventor extraordinaire Roland Kirk is a universe of music unto himself. A listen to 1964's KIRK IN COPENHAGEN, the artist's first live album, should substantiate such claims. With an international band that includes Spanish pianist Tete Montoliu, Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Americans Don Moor (bass) and J.C. Moses (drums), Kirk wreaks beautiful, subversive havoc on the bop, swing, and free-jazz idioms without once skipping an iota of technical precision. That Kirk plays tenor, flute, manzello, strich, siren, and nose flute on Ellington's "Mood Indigo," and makes the chestnut sound as lovely and surprising as ever, should be testament enough to his skills. But Kirk's originals shine as well. "Narrow Bolero," an angular blues inspired by Ravel's Bolero, gives way to the "Mingus-Griff Song," a swinging tribute to friends Charles Mingus and Johnny Griffin. But the highlight is "The Monkey Thing," a crazed blues circus of a tune that features flute and vocal interpolations by Kirk and smoking harmonica lines from a musician credited as "Big Skol" (who is, in fact, blues legend Sonny Boy Williamson). A more rollicking good time is hard to come by.
Jazz Icons: Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Live in 63 & 67 (2008)

Jazz Icons: Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Live in 63 & 67 (2008)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 201 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Naxos | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 29 Sep 2008 | Runtime: 80 min. | 4,12 GB (DVD5)

In her forward to the Jazz Icons Series 3: Rahsaan Roland Kirk live in '63 and '67, Dorthann Kirk praised the DVD for showing her husband's talent "as a complete musician and not just a musical freak who played three horns simultaneously." That said, Kirk may not ever be seen as a jazz musician. He was no more typical a musician than Art Tatum. Both men, because of their respective loams of talent, could legitimately be considered "freaks" but only in the best sense of that pejorative: Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a singular talent who could make the conventional from the most unconventional.

Roland Kirk - I Talk with the Spirits (1964)  

Posted by phineas at Oct. 8, 2007
Roland Kirk - I Talk with the Spirits (1964)

Roland Kirk - I Talk with the Spirits (1964)
Jazz | MP3 | 320kbps | 85,3MB

When the term “multi-instrumentalist” gets thrown around, a couple of names automatically pop into your head, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk is one of them. He not only plays multiple instruments, but he plays them all at the same time! He plays the tenor saxophone, the manzello, the saxello, the nose flute, among many other different instruments. But, besides all of those, he’s quite an accomplished jazz flautist. I Talk with the Spirits showcases that specific side of Kirk. On this album, you can find Kirk playing standards such as “Django,” “My Ship,” and “We’ll Be Together Again.” Plus, you will also thoroughly enjoy his compositions like “Serenade to a Cuckoo,” and the Asian-influenced “I Talk with the Spirits.” Horace Parlan joins Kirk on the piano, and it is a humorous, deep, bluesy, and swingin’ session. One of Kirk’s absolute best!
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Vibration Continues (1978/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Vibration Continues (1978/2011)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Front Cover | 2.85GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Rhino Atlantic

For the First Time - Digitally Released As High Resolution Downloads 192kHz/24bit Classic Jazz Titles from the Archives of Warner Bros Records, Reprise, Atlantic Records, and Rhino Records. The Vibration Continues is a breathtaking compilation of hits spanning the years of 1968-1974 from multi-instrumentalist, Rahsaan Roland Kirk. With virtuoso improvisations, the album features tremendous renditions of Ellington’s “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me” and a brilliant performance of “Tribute to John Coltrane: Lush Life, Afro-Blue & Bessie’s Blues.”

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - In Europe 1962-1967 (2006)  

Posted by robi62 at July 25, 2013
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - In Europe 1962-1967 (2006)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - In Europe 1962-1967 (2006)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 6 053 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: PCM 2 channels at 1 536 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Impro-Jazz | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 24 May 2006 | Runtime: 75 min. | 4,06 GB (DVD5)

This was an unexpected treat, as I had never seen moving footage of Roland "Rahsaan" Kirk in his prime.
For those not familiar with Kirk, he was a blind jazz saxophonist who was interested in a very wide range of sounds and styles (one of his mid period albums features musique concrete), but he was famous for playing multiple horns (3!) at the same time. One of his horns was the'manzello', which was actually a 'modified saxello', while his other odd horn was the 'stritch', which was a modified straight E flat alto sax. Anyway, he was a marvelous player with great style, humor and panache.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Domino (1962) [reissue 2000]  

Posted by Hungry Mind at April 23, 2012
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Domino (1962) [reissue 2000]

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Domino (1962) [reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 560 MB | Scans | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 188 MB
Genre: jazz, hard-bop | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Verve | # 543 833-2 | 2000 Verve Master Edition

I love "Domino", Rahsaan Roland Kirk's great 1962 album. Recorded duriung his early period with Mercury Records, Rah extends his voice even further than his previous album "We Free Kings" and starts to exhibit more humor through his playing and interpretations of originals and standards. And the man cooks! His multi-reed playing is astonishing! Yet, what could be taken as showy or novel, is some of the most melodic, lyrical and swinging music around. And the company! Herbie Hancock, Andrew Hill, Wynton Kelly, Roy Haynes, etcetera, is very fluid and challenging.
"Rahsaan" Roland Kirk - The Complete Mercury Recordings Of [11CD] (1990)

"Rahsaan" Roland Kirk - The Complete Mercury Recordings Of [11CD] (1990)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 3,37 GB. & 1,28 MB.
300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) - 38 MB. | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1990) | Label: PolyGram/Mercury | Catalog# 846-630-2 | 9h 19m 12s

Rahsaan Roland Kirk's nearly one-dozen long-players on the Mercury Records family of labels – including the Smash and Limelight subsidiaries – are gathered on this massive ten-disc compilation. Actually, it is 11 discs if you count the surprise bonus CD. Additionally, Rahsaan: The Complete Mercury Recordings of Roland Kirk lives up to its name by augmenting those albums with more than two-dozen previously unissued sides.
Roland Kirk With Jack McDuff - Kirk's Work (1961) {2007 Prestige RVG Remaster}

Roland Kirk With Jack McDuff - Kirk's Work (1961) {2007 Prestige RVG Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 79 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 30 Mb
© 2007 Prestige / Concord | PRCD-30161
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone / Hammond

Roland Kirk, the amazing one-man saxophone section and sublime soloist, had yet to add "Rahsaan" to his name when he recorded his first album for Prestige in 1961. It wasn't yet quite clear to many, even people at the center of the jazz community, that Kirk's gifts went considerably beyond the ability to play three horns at once. Gradually, it began to dawn on one and all that the man's almost superhuman energy and dedication were matched by musicianship based as firmly in tradition as in innovation.

Roland Kirk - I Talk With the Spirits (1964)  Music

Posted by intothe at Sept. 10, 2010
Roland Kirk - I Talk With the Spirits (1964)

Roland Kirk - I Talk With the Spirits (1964)
Jazz | Easy CD-DA rip (FLAC, cue, no log) | 272 MB | full artwork
Verve (1998) | 40:55 | RAR with 5% recovery info
Master Edition, 20-bit digitally transfer