Rahsaan Roland Kirk: From Bechet, Byas, and Fats

Track

From Bechet, Byas and Fats

Artist

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor sax)

CD

Rip, Rig, and Panic (EmArcy 832 164-2)

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Musicians:

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor sax), Jaki Byard (piano), Richard Davis (bass), Alan Dawson (drums).

Composed by Rahsaan Roland Kirk

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Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., January 13, 1965

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Rating: 100/100 (learn more)

Jaki supplies strong comping throughout this record, Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s fantastic Rip, Rig and Panic. On this track, I think the most astonishing thing is the ending. The tempo begins to slow, and Jaki continues playing his stride piano phrases, altering it with the tempo. As if the record was slowing down, Jaki slowed down, and it feels like a time warp.

Reviewer: Jason Moran

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