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August 7, 1935 - December 5, 1977


Rahsaan Roland Kirk performs the tunes "Misty" and "I Want to Talk."


Rahsaan Roland Kirk, tenor sax
Ron Burton, piano
Henry "Pete" Pearson, bass
Robert Shy, drums

Ronald Theodore Kirk born in Columbus, Ohio in 1935 was a multi-instrumentalist who became well known for his practice of blowing more than one saxophone at once.

Influenced by a dream he changed his name to Rahsaan Roland Kirk in 1970.

Blinded at an early age he was a improvisational virtuoso who worked almost exclusively as a bandleader with the exception of occasional guest appearances on recordings of others including Quincy Jones and Roy Haynes as well as numerous stints with bassist Charles Mingus.

Although his playing was rooted in hard Bop, Rahsaan Roland Kirk possessed a vast knowledge of jazz. He was able to incorporated elements of different styles into his composition and improvisation.

Kirk suffered a massive stroke that partially paralyzed one side of his body in 1975 yet continued to perform on modified instruments that allowed him to play using only one arm.

In 1977 a second stroke claimed his life while performing at Indiana University.

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