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Here Comes the Whistleman

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This album showcases Rahsaan Roland Kirk in 1967 with a fine band, live in front of a host of invited guests at Atlantic Studios in New York. His band for the occasion is stellar: Jacki Byard or Lonnie Smith on piano, Major Holley on bass, Lonnie Smith on piano, and Charles Crosby on drums. This is the hard, jump blues and deep R&B Roland Kirk band. Original artwork and liner notes.

1. Roots
2. Here Comes The Whistleman
3. I Wished On The Moon
4. Making Love After Hours
5. Yesterdays
6. Aluminum Baby
7. Step Right Up

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  • Audio CD (March 16, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Water
  • ASIN: B0001ENYP8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #693,428 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By RBSProds TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 7, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Five Big Stars!! One of the great but little-known Roland Kirk recordings! A "Must Have" for Kirk fans, old and new. Recorded live with full spoken, but brief, introductory comments from Roland (as he was known at the time of this recording, when it was originally released on Atlantic LP in 1967). His spoken comments make the CD unusually intimate and his incredible playing is totally focused on the music. And it's truly a wonderful experience of invigorating jazz and blues that represents the best of Kirk's total arsenal of musical weapons, ideas, musical friends, and performances. Special mention must be made, up front, of the tremendous piano support provided by Lonnie Smith and Jaki Byard, who were both on fire throughout. And Major Holley and Charles Crosby are just too much as rhythm anchors!!

The 'Pieces D'Resistance' are wall-to-wall on this CD. From the driving blues of "Roots", the audience's whistle participation (which works really well) underlaying Kirk's sizzling performance on Tenor and nose flute on "Here Comes The Whistleman", the good rocking blues of "Making Love After Hours", Major Holley's unison arco bass and voice on "Yesterdays", the beautiful understated minor theme of "Aluminum Baby" with Kirk's non-pariel burning solo on manzello, to the timeless beauty of the hard-driving "Step Right Up", it's fabulous jazz at it's best.

Of special note is a performance that has haunted me for decades, "I Wished On The Moon". From Roland's 'true jazz experience' spoken comments over Byard's after-hour pianism, to Kirks beautiful solo blending into Byard's kaleidoscopic piano solo, it's a marvelous, mesmerizing performance. Great Stuff!! I haven't heard this music for decades, but believe me, it's still fresh and invigorating stuff.
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