Roland Kirk

Roland Kirk - Domino (1962) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 28, 2018
Roland Kirk - Domino (1962) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)

Roland Kirk - Domino (1962) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 547 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 188 MB | Covers - 47 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (543 833-2)

The expanding musical universe of Rahsaan Roland Kirk continues its orbit on Domino. While always true to his exceptional talents, Kirk's previous efforts are somewhat derivative when compared to his later and more aggressive sound. On Domino, the genesis of his more assertive presence is thoroughly evident. Additionally, this disc features several impressive originals, as well as the most distinctly branded cover tunes to date, including the intense bop of the title track. As evidenced throughout the album, Kirk's compositions are becoming denser and more involved. "Meeting on Termini's Corner" - an ode to the legendary Five Spot club - mimics the off-kilter rhythms of Thelonious Monk…

Roland Kirk - Slightly Latin (1965) [Reissue 1997]  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 26, 2018
Roland Kirk - Slightly Latin (1965) [Reissue 1997]

Roland Kirk - Slightly Latin (1965) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polygram (PHCE-3094)

A perennial favourite here at Bacoso's Big Top this is the fabulous Roland Kirk for Limelight Records from 1965. Check "Juarez" for a jaw dropping Mingus/Tijuana Moods styled latin bomb propelled by Montego Joe and Manuel Ramos ; "Raouf" which is just fucking bonkers-Coleridge Perkinson never arranged for vocals this well again ;"Walk on By" which rips into the Bacharach standard with a free for all pandemonium of sound booted along by Kirk doubling up on tenor and baritone…
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Dog Years in the Fourth Ring [3CD, Recorded 1964-1975] (1997)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Dog Years in the Fourth Ring [3CD, Recorded 1964-1975] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 858 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 314 MB | Covers - 107 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: 32 Jazz (32032)

This three-CD box set, in producer and then label Boss' weirdly wired brain, encompasses two different sides of Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Discs one and two represent sporadic live recordings of Kirk from 1962 to 1972, all of them previously unreleased and issued courtesy of a Kirk collector named George Bonafacio. These two discs contain Kirk classics such as "Domino," "Blacknuss," and an excerpt from "Three for the Festival," as well as singular Kirk interpretations of "I Say a Little Prayer," "Freddie Freeloader," "Lester Leaps In," "Giant Steps," "Sister Sadie," and more…
Roland Kirk - I Talk With The Spirits (1964) [Reissue 1998] (Repost)

Roland Kirk - I Talk With The Spirits (1964) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 229 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers - 49 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 558 076-2)

Multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk leaves the stritch, manzello and other exotic instruments at home for this all-flute outing from his pre-"Rahsaan" days. Consisting mostly of originals, with a couple of show tunes and a swinging take on John Lewis' "Django" thrown in, I Talk to the Spirits provides the best sampling of Kirk's unique flute style. He hums along with himself as he plays, inserts pieces of lyrics when the mood hits, finds overtones and multi-part harmonies as he blows madly through the upper register and sails sweetly through the lower. Included here is the original version of "Serenade to a Cuckoo," a song later taken to rock audiences with its inclusion on the first Jethro Tull album. (In fact, for the Tull fan who wants to hear where Ian Anderson borrowed his style, I Talk to the Spirits is the place to go)…
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Kirkatron (1977/2011) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Kirkatron (1977/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 47:00 minutes | 1.62 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Shortly after Rahsaan Roland Kirk finished his first album for Warner Brothers, he suffered a major stroke that put him out of action and greatly shortened his life. His second LP for the label was actually comprised of leftovers from the earlier session plus three songs taken from an appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival; the latter has been reissued on CD in a sampler but the other selections (which include "Serenade to a Cuckoo," his cover of "This Masquerade," "Sugar," "The Christmas Song" and "Bright Moments") remain out of print.
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle (1973/2011) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle (1973/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 43:25 minutes | 1,63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Recorded in 1973, this is yet another criminally underappreciated Rahsaan Roland Kirk recording from the last phase of a remarkable career. This is perhaps Kirk's most experimental recording in that it involves his most involved performing on multiple horns and flutes including his infamous and wonderful nose flute and working with drones on a more surface level. Given Kirk's system of playing three horns at once, the drone horn was always a part of his sonic architecture.
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Simmer, Reduce, Garnish & Serve: The Warner Bros. Recordings (1995) {Warner Archives}

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Simmer, Reduce, Garnish & Serve: The Warner Bros. Recordings (1995) {Warner Archives}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 424 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 179mb
Genre: jazz

Simmer, Reduce, Garnish & Serve: The Warner Bros. Recordings is a 1995 compilation by American jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk. It features material from the albums he did with Warner Bros. in the mid to late 1970's after his time at Atlantic. This was released through Warner Archives.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Brotherman In The Fatherland (2006) {Hyena}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 11, 2018
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Brotherman In The Fatherland (2006) {Hyena}

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Brotherman In The Fatherland (2006) {Hyena}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 524 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 231 mb
Genre: jazz

Brotherman In The Fatherland is a 2006 compilation CD by American jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk. This consists of a live recording done in Hamburg, West Germany at Funkhaus on 3 March, 1972. This was released by Hyena Records.

Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear (1968) {1998 Rhino}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 2, 2018
Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear (1968) {1998 Rhino}

Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear (1968) {1998 Rhino}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 297 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 143 mb
Genre: jazz

The Inflated Tear is the 1968 album by American jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. Originally released by Atlantic Records, this 1998 remaster from Rhino features one bonus track. It is part of Rhino's Atlantic Jazz Gallery series but that logo was listed on the back instead of the front.
Roland Kirk - Left And Right (1968/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Roland Kirk - Left & Right (1968/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:55 minutes | 1,57 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Left & Right is an album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk. It was originally released on the Atlantic label in 1968 and features performances by Kirk with Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins, Frank Wess, Ron Burton, Vernon Martin and Roy Haynes with Warren Smith, Richard Williams, Dick Griffith, Benny Powell, Daniel Jones, Pepper Adams, Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Hopps and Gerald "Sonny" Brown featuring on an extended track and arrangements by Gil Fuller. The Allmusic review states "The title of this album, Left and Right, no doubt refers to the sides of Rahsaan Roland Kirk's brain, which were both heavily taxed in the composing, arranging, conducting, and playing of this recording…This is an extreme for Rahsaan — extremely brilliant and thoroughly accessible".