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  • Audio CD (May 1, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Prestige
  • ASIN: B000OLHG5C
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,281 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The multi-instrumentalist teams with organist Jack McDuff on this soulful set of post-bop from 1961!

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nobody important VINE VOICE on June 20, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is one of Roland Kirk's earlier recordings, and in my opinion, the first true masterpiece in his catalog. The format is a quartet with soul-jazz organ player Jack McDuff. Brother Jack's presence here tells you exactly what kind of sound the album has-- bop-tinged soul-jazz with little of the experimentalism that Kirk would later use. However, few are more soulful than Kirk, and even if the album isn't a conceptual advance, it is a masterpiece of straight-ahead soul jazz. Kirk has been both praised and criticized for playing multiple horns at once, but the most important thing to know about him is that when he used this trick, it didn't even sound that odd. It just sounded like there were more horn players than there really were. His tone when playing multiple horns wasn't as clean, but he didn't actually do it very often. When he soloed, he concentrated on one horn, and when playing soul jazz, he was every bit as soulful as Cannonball Adderley, or any of your other favorites. The man could even make a FLUTE swing, as he does here on Funk Underneath, which foreshadows his flute-based album, I Talk With The Spirits. However, while his playing on this album was rooted in the emerging soul jazz sounds of the time, his phrasing reached back throughout the history of jazz, and one can hear echos of earlier eras. Nobody was more aware of the history of jazz than Kirk, so it isn't surprising that just a few years after this album was recorded, he would push the genre as far as anyone else. This one ranks up with Rip, Rig and Panic, Return of the 5000 Lb. Man, Bright Moments etc. as one of Kirk's masterpieces.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nikica Gilic on February 27, 2008
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Before I actually listened to Kirk I was somewhat sceptical; I was suspicious about the multi-instrumental performance... I was afraid it might be a gimmick...

Basically, my apprehensions were unfounded: Rahsaan Roland Kirk is a true artist, he uses his numerous instruments with great taste and basically plays like a small band...
With hot organist Jack McDuff, this richness of sound goes to an even higher level and this album becomes a true gem. The first Kirk's album I've heard A Meeting of the Times proved his amazing feeling for the tradition of jazz (a nice feature for a modern jazz musician if you ask me...), proved again on this brilliant album - more funky an down-to-earth than "Meeting of Times", but also more modern...

No wonder he worked so beautifully with Charles Mingus (Live at Carnegie Hall)...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jay Brown on September 15, 2012
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98% of my bebop,bought during the the 60's-80's,was bought without ever hearing it first. Similar to Down Beat magazine's "Blindfold Test",I went by the record label,the supporting personnel(even if I didn't know the lead player),and the tracks. In all this time,I only exchanged two;a Trane on Impulse('66)turned out to be'free'music(noise),was exchanged for Kirk's Work,and another one,later.

Anyway,this time out,Kirk brought with him Brother Jack McDuff on organ,whom I'd known from when he used to hang out and jam at the ol' Orchid Lounge in Asbury Pk.; he and saxophonist Huston Person and 'Fathead'Newman. Also,the'other'Art on drums:Art Taylor,along with Joe Benjamin's Bass. Check it out:

The opener,"Three For Dizzy"is a simple,easy, '4 notes and a blues' theme by Kirk,backed up by Jack,who comes out "swinging the blues". Kirk's tenor enters with ease. Note the two-horn,then,three-horn interlude by Kirk,before closing. "Making Whoopee"is next. Sped up,with good support from Jack and Art. Joe is strong,too. Kirk makes an'excuse'to switch horns mid-stream,and does so nicely. Jack's solo swings,bringing on some'fours' between Kirk and Art,before closing. Of the 4 Kirk originals here,"Funk Underneath"(flute)really expresses Kirk's beautiful mind at work. This is great ballardeering,which Art,later,takes into double time,first with Kirk,then Jack. This is good stuff.

The title tune,"Kirk's Work", is next. This is a hard-swung jammer that has Kirk's tenor sounding great, accented by Art. Kirk,then,switches over to manzello and keeps swinging. Jack's solo is sharp, backed up by Kirk's horns. "Doin' The 68" is a slick,"funky" romp by Kirk,elevated by Joe,Jack and Art. Kirk's tenor is cool,yet,deliberate,as is his manzello.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Blue 63 on September 20, 2007
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I had an original vinyl recording of Kirk's Work, and have enjoyed it yet again in a re-mastered CD.
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By loner on November 20, 2014
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"KIRK" astounding
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