Roland Kirk Live in Paris

Maison de la Radio 1970

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Rahsaan Roland Kirk — Bandleader, clarinetist, saxophonist
The Vibration Society
Dick Griffin — Trombonist
Ron Burton — Pianist
Vernon Shelby Martin — Double bassist
Jerome Cooper — Drummer
Joe "Habao" Texidor — Tambourine

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There is an eccentric image associated with Rashaan Roland Kirk, the blind reed maestro who played three instruments at the same time, incorporated humor into his solos and politicized his speech. From an early age, his career was carried by the novelties he offered – at age 15 he was on the road playing with Boyd Moore's band, tearing up the joint each night with his virtuoso, two-horn solos. Yet, his place within the pantheon of jazz history is defined simply by serious, hard-earned musicianship. It was Kirk's sound that remained in people's memories: a muscular, daring timbre that painted unique exploratory soundscapes. 

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Directed by:
Bernard Lion
Venue: Maison de la Radio (Paris, France)
Production date: 1970
Duration: 40 min
Production: © Office national de radiodiffusion télévision française (ORTF) - Paris
Resolution: Full HD

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