Roland Kirk

Arguably the most exciting saxophone soloist in jazz history, Roland Kirk (born August 7, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio) was a post-modernist before that term even existed. Kirk played the continuum of jazz tradition as an instrument unto itself; he felt little compunction about mixing and matching elements from the music's history, and his concoctions usually seemed natural, if not inevitable. When discussing Kirk, a great deal of attention is always paid to his eccentricities - playing several horns at once, making his own instruments, clowning on stage. However, Kirk was an immensely creative artist; perhaps no improvising saxophonist has ever possessed a more comprehensive technique - one that covered every aspect of jazz, from Dixieland to free - and perhaps no other jazz musician has ever been more spontaneously inventive. His skills in constructing a solo are of particular note. Kirk...

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Roland Kirk Albums

4 records

Albums featuring Roland Kirk

4 records