Rahsaan Roland Kirk: From Bechet, Byas, and Fats


From Bechet, Byas and Fats


Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor sax)


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

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

Composed by Rahsaan Roland Kirk


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


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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