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Rahsaan Roland Kirk


Roland Kirk: Doesn't Fit Into The Avant Garde

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, November 1966

JAZZ snobs have been hit hard by the arrival of Roland Kirk the Magnificent. Roland's music lurches crazily, but creatively from the humorous to the ...

Newport Jazz Festival 1969: New Records & Not All That Jazz

Live Review by Ian Dove, Billboard, July 1969

NEWPORT, R.I. — On paper at least the experiment of adding rock music to the Newport Jazz Festival 1969 came from the purest of motives. ...

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Nucleus: Ronnie Scott's Club, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, January 1970

Rahsaan Roland Kirk at London's Ronnie Scott's Club ...

The Great Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Or: What you don't know about Black Classical Music could be killing you

Retrospective by Glenn O'Brien, unpublished, 2002

BACK THERE during the revolution, when we called ourselves freaks proudly, rock was rocking the world. Musicians like Hendrix, Clapton, and Page, and philosophical bands ...

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