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Rahsaan Roland Kirk

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Roland Kirk: Doesn't Fit Into The Avant Garde

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 12 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 ...

Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, the New Salvation Army Banned: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 July 1967

The Biggest Show in Town ...

Roland Kirk's Expanding World

Profile and Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 12 September 1968

MUCH OF Roland Kirk's life has been a dogmatic and frustrating crusade to make his listeners realize that the reason he plays two or three ...

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

Live Review by Ian Dove, Billboard, 19 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. ...

Led Zeppelin, Isaac Hayes, Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by uncredited writer, The Berkeley Barb, 14 November 1969


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

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 10 January 1970

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

Rahsaan Roland Kirk & the Vibration Society: Rahsaan Rahsaan (Atlantic)

Review by Colman Andrews, Phonograph Record, March 1971

RAHSAAN ROLAND Kirk is an irrepressible wit, musically and verbally; he's also a fine, funky philosopher, an exhilarating entertainer, and one of the best damn ...

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Kirk's Works

Interview by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 15 January 1977

In spite of a stroke, multi-instrumentalist RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK is still hangin' in there, copying carpets and capturing the sound of the sun. ...

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Obituary by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 6 December 1977

BLIND JAZZ multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk died of a stroke early Monday morning after finishing a performance at an Indianapolis club. He was 41. ...

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Requiem For Rahsaan

Obituary by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 17 December 1977

THE DEATH of Rahsaan Roland Kirk at the age of 41, shortly after playing two concerts with his group, The Vibration Society, at Indiana University ...

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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