Even if you're one of those "I don't like jazz" folks, the iconoclastic multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk
(1936-1977) is probably someone you can dig. For one thing, he wasn't afraid of using a fat backbeat
, more akin to soul/R&B than most of the jazz of his time. And how can you say no to a guy who passed out little flutes to his audience members, inviting them to join in, saying "What about a blues in W, in the key of W"
. Or who played 3 or 4 horns at once, followed by a nose-flute solo? God bless you, Rahsaan Roland Kirk
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posted by flapjax at midnite
on Aug 7, 2007 -