Roland Kirk: A Quote From Clifford Brown
A Quote From Clifford Brown
Rahsaan Roland Kirk (flute, African wood flute, vocal interjections, cuckoo clock, music box)
I Talk With The Spirits (Limelight 82008)
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).
Composed by Roland Kirk.
Recorded: New York, September 16-17, 1964
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