Rahsaan Roland Kirk We Free Kings

We Free Kings
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1990
  • Label: Polygram Records

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Three For the Festival
  • Buy for $0.992.Moon Song
  • Buy for $0.993.A Sack Full of Soul
  • Buy for $0.994.The Haunted Melody
  • Buy for $0.995.Blues For Alice - (alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.996.Blues For Alice - (Master Take)
  • Buy for $0.997.We Free Kings
  • Buy for $0.998.You Did It, You Did It
  • Buy for $0.999.Some Kind of Love
  • Buy for $0.9910.My Delight

Product Description:

Only his third session as a leader, 1961's WE FREE KINGS finds multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk (he added the Rahsaan in 1969) transplanted to New York from his native Midwest and signed to Mercury Records, where he'd remain for the next seven years. With this classic album, Kirk shook off detractors who dismissed him as a novelty (for his revival of the vaudeville trick of playing up to three reeds at once) and established himself as a paragon of modern jazz.
Beginning with a typically idiosyncratic reworking of Coltrane's "Blues for Alice," Kirk only occasionally steps into the free jazz style implied by the album's title, notably on the first recorded version of his legendary multi-horn showcase "Three for the Festival." Recorded in two different no-nonsense trio settings, WE FREE KINGS showcases Kirk's astonishingly varied brilliance in a suitably stripped-down context. Different CD editions of this album contain various outtakes and alternate takes.

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  • UPC: 042282645524
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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