Roland Kirk: A Quote From Clifford Brown

Track

A Quote From Clifford Brown

Artist

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (flute, African wood flute, vocal interjections, cuckoo clock, music box)

CD

I Talk With The Spirits (Limelight 82008)

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Musicians:

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (flute, African wood flute, vocal interjections, cuckoo clock, music box),

Bobby Moses (vibes), Horace Parlan (piano), Michael Fleming (bass), Walter Perkins (drums)

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Composed by Roland Kirk

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Recorded: New York, September 16-17, 1964

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Rating: 80/100 (learn more)

I Talk with the Spirits is Roland Kirk's only all-flute recording, aside from the occasional cuckoo clock or music box, of course. His flute playing throughout is at times delicate and beautiful, at other times passionately overblown, making for a compelling if not comprehensive case study of Kirk's dynamic instrumental skills. Although Horace Parlan, more than a fine player, seems somewhat unsure of how to comp under Kirk's intense improvisation on this track, he reels himself in and provides an excellent solo following Kirk's. So, Brownie fanatics: just what is the "Quote from Clifford Brown?"

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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