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  • Audio CD (September 10, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Collectables
  • ASIN: B00006IT4K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,486 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Jack Young on July 3, 2003
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Just noticed this album hadn't been reviewed. So I felt it my duty to enlighten you. Look, this guy is such a genius. His music will be listened to forever. As to this album: It's more "arranged" than most of his albums and somehow covers more utterly unpredictable bases than most. At the same time it is also more melodic than his normal album. He's "covering" some very pretty and entrancing songs (melodies). This album is so full of a kind of wild, energetic beauty that you will laugh out loud, cry, reflect on failures and triumphs. Yes, it's great jazz and great art. I'am not gonna get into much about individual tunes, but will leave you with this: Listen to "The Old Rugged Cross". The performance is like nothing you could ever possibly imagine. The energy, intensity, beauty and triumph invested in this one tune is just monumental. And remember, Roland is not an "out" or "free" musician; his music makes musical sense. If not moved to ecstasy, time to start thinking about your burial plot.
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I always have thought that Roland Kirk is one of the most accessible jazz musicians for non-jazz fans. People who aren't accustomed to listening to jazz or even just instrumental-based music in general sometimes feel intimated about getting into it. I've talked to people who feel basically if you aren't a skilled musician or if you don't have an education in music, that you can't get into jazz. It's too bad there is that perception. The music of Roland Kirk crosses genres often, and "Blacknuss" is one of those crossovers that gets into R&B and pop. It's really not even a jazz album. He covers Bill Wither's "Ain't No Sunshine" and the Temptations "My Girl." His version of "Never Can Say Goodbye" is almost too soulfull for words, you just need to hear it. You remember the old Bread song "Make It With You" - I mean, you just won't believe what you're hearing when you hear Kirk reinvent this song.

One of my favorite things about Kirk is his flute playing, and there is a flute showcase on this that is simply mindblowing: "Which Way Is It Going," where he just goes wild.

Overall, this is a very good way to get interested in Rahsaan's music, especially if you haven't heard him before. The man was basically superhuman, it's that simple. That's not a superlative or an exaggeration, but rather a hard fact. If you haven't heard him, you really should, because his skills were unmatched.

This album came out in 1972.
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I've been getting my feet wet in that big jazz pond lately, and after hearing some Roland Kirk tracks that I liked (on a compilation), I decided to purchase this CD. I'm impressed. This is a very satisfying collection of tunes, mostly covers of pop and soul hits, but with Kirk's trademark sax flourishes. I agree with what TheBandit wrote about this album; it's a most appropriate one for anyone wanting to "get into" Rahsaan Roland Kirk for the first time. The fact that he does so many familiar covers, will help to ease the transition for many listeners, myself included, who don't have a deep knowledge of jazz. Kirk is not nearly as "out there" as I would have assumed. Even playing those trademark double-saxes and looking menacing, his style is actually quite smooth and not abrasive whatsoever. Not that he's anything remotely mainstream either, but his versions of tunes like "Ain't No Sunshine", "What's Goin' On", "My Girl" and "Never Can Say Goodbye" are both recognizable and inventive. His arrangements of these hits end up being very funky and groove oriented. And when he gets hold of a traditional like "Old Rugged Cross," a song I would normally detest, it sounds like his very own creation. Besides the music, I love the vocals and wordplay he does with the word "cross" in this version. Genius at work. The title track, one of only two songs that he wrote for this album, is another stirring number, with vocals by Cissy Houston (yes, Whitney's mother!). Maybe this album isn't rated as high by jazz purists because there are so many cover versions on here, but I don't think that diminishes the power of Kirk's performances at all.
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Even someone with as eclectic a music listen back-round as myself is prone to thinking of avante-garde and jazz-funk as both completely separate entities. Of course even the slightest look into the reality of it is that they were very much part of a very important whole of the funk process as it unfolded. Chicago's AffroArts,from which eventually sprang Chaka Khan and Earth Wind & Fire,is an example of a conscious African American collective that blended that cosmic abstractions of free jazz into the soulful and bluesier rhythmic attitudes of funk. Rahsaan Roland Kirk had already been walking that line for quite some time when the early 70's rolled around. His strong cultural consciousness melded extremely well with the street level ethnic identification and intellectual hipster attitudes that had originally sprung from the be-bop era and were a key part of what was happening even on the popular front of music. An inventor of instruments much the same as the extremely unsung Eddie Harris,Rahsaan had traditionally made his mark on longer form compositions. On this album he decided to try his hand at reflecting the more raw rhythm attitudes and short length compositions of this era. What he came up with was more than a mere revelation.

"Ain't No Sunshine" begins the album with Rahsaan leading off with an atonal melody on the strich,one of his own instruments before launching into a very emotionally charged rendition-taken as a super slow tempo with an eerie,almost paranoid sounding electric piano indicative of the Watergate era spirit of "Back Stabbers" and "Smiling Faces Sometimes"-yet with a bright tone of optimism with the pensive strings and Rahsaan's African-inspired instrumental sound.
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